What does the Wärtsilä logo mean?
The symbol is called the Wave. Its oval shape was developed to inspire a positive feeling anywhere in the world, and comes from our shared ocean heritage. The colours of the Wave represent the sea and energy.
What does the name Wärtsilä stand for?
Originally, the name came from Wärtsilä, a city in eastern Finland where the company was founded. Today, it stands for “The passionate and creative partner who gets things done".
R,T,A - Did you know this about the names of Wärtsilä two-stroke engines?
The letter 'R' in the engine designations goes back to the Sulzer RSD two-stroke low-speed engine types introduced in 1950. The letter 'R' stood for 'Revidierter', so the RSD types were 'revised' versions of the SD engine types that had been developed since 1930. Built in two bore sizes, 58 and 76cm, the RSD engines were the first two-stroke low-speed engines designed and built by Sulzer that had fully welded structures (columns and bedplates). Turbocharged versions followed in 1956 with the RSAD engine types.
The letter 'R' was then retained over the following years in the RD, RND, RND..M, RLA, RLB, RTA and RT-flex engine types. Yet after the RSD and RSAD designations, the letter lost any connotation of 'revised'. It was simply kept as an easily-recognised identifier for Sulzer low-speed engines. When electronically-controlled common-rail systems were applied in 1998, the designation RTA was adapted to RT-flex to emphasise the key feature of flexibility given by the new technology.'
The colour orange is named after the fruit that was introduced to Europe via the Indo-European word naranja. The colour orange is a part of our corporate brand and illustrates the differentiation we are aiming for, but did you know that the first recorded use of orange as a colour name in English occurred in 1512, in the court of King Henry VIII. In the United States, orange is associated with the field of engineering. In Holland, it's the national colour, and many usages of the word orange can be traced back to Dutch maritime power in the 17th century.
How can the marine industry use energy more efficiently?
Wärtsilä is in the vanguard of companies offering innovative technologies that boost energy efficiency at sea. The key insight is that increased efficiency makes sense both environmentally and economically. Ever tighter environmental legislation can therefore deliver economic dividends.
How can the marine industry reduce its environmental impact?
By utilizing more efficient integrated ship propulsion systems, by supporting the use of fuels such as LNG and by building more efficient hull designs. Wärtsilä offers uniquely integrated solutions covering every aspect from stem to stern, from hull design to customized propellers.
How can the marine industry reduce operating costs?
Increased efficiency is not only a plus for the environment: it also benefits your bottom line. Efficient design reduces fuel consumption. As even the best of solutions become less efficient if poorly maintained, Wärtsilä also gives special attention to providing comprehensive lifecycle services.