Wärtsilä and CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel (GMD) have signed a licence agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä two-stroke engines in China.

The licence agreement covers the entire engine portfolio with a power range of between 4,300 and more than 80,000kW per engine.

The company expects to produce the first engines by the end of 2011.

The company’s low-speed engines are developed, designed, promoted, licensed, marketed and serviced by Wärtsilä in Switzerland.