Environmental targets

Wärtsilä's targets for reducing GHG and other emissions

Status Schedule Status
To reduce energy consumption by at least 10% in terms of absolute consumption (GWh) by 2016 compared to mean energy consumption in 2005. 2016 By the end of 2015, energy savings of 42 GWh were achieved, representing 89% of the final target.
To create medium-sized LNG storage solutions to replace the liquid fuel infrastructure. 2015 The Manga project in Tornio, Finland is under execution. In 2015, Wärtsilä further expanded its portfolio of small scale LNG infrastructure solutions with a new floating LNG storage and regasification barge designed for shallow waters. As this complete barge can be built in a shipyard, it is ideal for remote or environmentally restricted sites where construction of an onshore terminal would be difficult.
To enable emission reductions through gas conversion projects. 2015 During 2015, Wärtsilä received gas conversion orders for two power plant installations in Indonesia and Mexico with a total capacity of 146 MW. In total, Wärtsilä has converted more than 900 MW of generating capacity to gas and has more than 300 MW under delivery.
To increase total net electrical efficiency in simple and combined cycle power plants in cyclic operations. 2015 In 2015, standby conditions have been further developed and tested. As a result, engine pre-heating temperatures have decreased and energy use during stand-by status has been reduced. Currently, two Dry FlexiCycle power plants, with high electrical efficiency and minimal water consumption, are under installation.
To influence developing dynamic power markets in order to enable wide scale renewable integration. 2015 In 2015, Wärtsilä has provided electricity market design recommendations based on studies for decision makers in Germany and the EU. Wärtsilä has also responded to the consultation on energy market design launched by the European Commission, and has conducted an active dialogue with various stakeholders concerning dynamic power markets.
To enable the reduction of power losses by 3-5% in electrical propulsion using medium voltage system. 2015 MV development has been slowed due to unfavourable market conditions.
To develop performance management solutions for different vessel types enabling better efficiency. 2012 The development of performance management solutions has been merged into the Wärtsilä Genius services concept described below.
To develop 10 new Wärtsilä Optimiser solutions enabling the lifecycle performance of customer installations to be optimised. 2015 The original target project was closed in 2015. As part of Wärtsilä Services’ digitalisation development, a new product family, Wärtsilä Genius services, was launched at the end of 2015. These services include Wärtsilä Optimise, Wärtsilä Predict, and Wärtsilä Solve services. Depending on the primary needs of the customer, different solutions ranging from condition monitoring, hull cleanness predictions, to different advisory services and remote support, such as virtual engineering, will be offered. Wärtsilä Genius services will be an essential part of Wärtsilä Service's digital offering and development of these services will continue during the coming years.
To reduce GHG emissions by 3% by improving engine efficiency. 2015 The Wärtsilä 31 engine featuring record breaking efficiency was released to the market in 2015. The target has been achieved.
To expand the gas portfolio. 2015 The Wärtsilä LNGPac was selected for 21 installations in 2015, and the first orders for the ECA Fuel Pump for LNG were received. In addition, the first 2-stroke Wärtsilä low pressure fuel gas handling system was sold. New LNGPac features were included in many project specifications and are becoming the new standard. In other areas of gas value chain Wärtsilä signed the orders for three more regasification modules for large scale FSRU vessels in 2015 as well as cargo handling systems for 18 LPG-/multigas carriers.
To stimulate growth for LNG-fuelled OSV's (offshore support vessel). 2015

Harvey Gulf's two LNG-powered PSV’s, to which Wärtsilä has supplied integrated solutions, were delivered during 2015. These are the first LNG powered vessels for the offshore market segment in the USA.

To expand the field of LNG applications beyond present vessel types and to facilitate LNG re-engining. 2015

Wärtsilä received orders to supply LNG powered vessel orders beyond types previously supplied:

  • Inland Waterway Transport (IWW) vessels for the river Rhine
  • First dual-fuel cable layer and repair vessel
  • First dual-fuel Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD)
  • First dual-fuel application for a Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU) 
  • Dual-fuel ferries and the first Mechanical Drive application passenger and cargo vessel
  • Dual-fuel re-engining on a RORO vessel
To deliver environmental and energy efficiency consultancy projects: 10 projects. 2015 In 2015, the consultancy projects sold included engineering or advisory services for 13 vessels.

Decrease Water Consumption

Target Schedule Status
To further develop the dry concepts for high-efficiency combined cycle power plant solutions. 2015 Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a major Flexicycle power plant in El Salvador. This power plant will be the first plant running on natural gas in Central America and utilising Wärtsilä's Dry Flexicycle technology with a closed loop cooling system and zero water consumption making it the most environmentally advanced thermal power plant in the region.

Wärtsilä's targets for improving overall performance

Target Schedule Status
To conduct three lifecycle assessments. 2015 The first LCA assessment is ongoing. An LCA approach concerning a simplified LCA model for different product categories is under review. 


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