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Finland's Wartsila to take a look at Rolls-Royce's marine business - CEO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s Wartsila (WRT1V.HE) said on Wednesday it will take a look at Rolls-Royce’s loss-making marine business which the British company is reviewing for possible sale.

FILE PHOTO: A worker walks into a Rolls Royce site in Derby, Britain February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Staples

“If we see any interesting player in the market, who would fit well to our strategy... we would definitely look at it,” Wartsila Chief Executive Jaakko Eskola told a news conference.

“We need to look at what is available there and what is going to be their final plan.”

The two companies said in 2014 that Rolls-Royce had made an approach to take over Wartsila, but those talks ended without a deal.

Reporting by Tuomas Forsell, writing by Jussi Rosendahl, editing by Terje Solsvik

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