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Wärtsilä: Engine manipulation took place for years

Test results of hundreds of engines were manipulated by Wärtsilä employees before they were sent to customers. Yet another scandal with marine engine performance has hit the European maritime industry. In Wärtsilä's case, it has been going on for years.

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First it was MAN Diesel & Turbo which had to admit that the company had systematically manipulated test results of marine engines produced at the factory in Augsburg, Germany.

Then, this Monday morning, the competitor Wärtsilä had to make somewhat the same admission - that a group of employees has manipulated test results for a long time on the company's marine engines - so that the customers, basically shipowners from all over the world, would believe that their machinery consumed less fuel than really was the case.

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