LNG value chain optimisation – Case Aruba
Reducing the cost of LNG or gas at its final destination requires optimising an often complex LNG logistic chain with lots of variables. Wärtsilä’s LNG value chain optimisation tool takes into account key parameters, like LNG purchase price, terminal EPC cost and charter rates, to work out the optimal solution that gives the lowest cost of LNG at the final destination.
- In Detail, 20 October 2016
New EnergoProFin changes the game in propulsive efficiency
In the fiercely competitive world of shipping, every drop of fuel matters. Naturally, any way to sail farther on less can translate to substantial cost savings for operators, not to mention benefits to the environment. Working toward that goal, Wärtsilä has recently developed an important energy-saving device that is likely to spark a high degree of interest in the business: the industry’s first hubcap and fin setup for Controllable Pitch Propellers.
- In Detail, 19 October 2016
Pumps that are second to none
Supported by more than 100 years’ experience of pump design and manufacturing, it comes as no surprise that Wärtsilä is one of the world’s leading providers of pumps for marine and offshore installations. It is also the undisputed market leader in the supply of deepwell offloading pumps to small- and medium-sized gas carriers. Twentyfour7. takes a closer look at Wärtsilä’s pump capability, from its top-quality products to its state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge research and development (R&D) work.
- Innovation, 19 October 2016
Fuel flexible power plants from Wärtsilä
Fuel flexibility is one of the three cornerstones of Wärtsilä’s Smart Power Generation, the other two being operational flexibility and energy efficiency. Whereas the main global energy trend today is toward the use of natural gas, Wärtsilä’s fuel flexible engine portfolio is well prepared to go beyond the conventional liquid and gas fuels and use various alternative liquid and gas fuels. The company emphasizes the option of using dual- and tri-fuel technologies allows plant owners to hedge for the future. In many cases, liquid fuels are used during the first years of operation until gas becomes available at the site, and thereafter liquid fuel is used as backup in case of interrupted gas supply. In this article, we explore the range of fuel flexibility offered by Wärtsilä.
- In Detail, 13 October 2016
Southeast Asia’s shipyards pin hopes on liftboat vessels
As orders for jackups and offshore vessels vanish, yards in SE Asia are betting on liftboats to fill the gap.
- Innovation, 12 October 2016
Full LNG solution propels BC Ferries forward
As BC Ferries makes the switch to LNG, Wärtsilä is supplying more than just the equipment – they have been a partner through every stage of the process, from initial design and installation to staff training and on-going support.
- Gas, 5 October 2016
Wärtsilä’s IR communications is going strong – thanks to transparency and killer visuals.
- Innovation, 28 September 2016
The world as we will know it
There comes a moment in every creative person’s life when someone asks them, “When?” But answering that question isn’t always easy. When did you come up with that one big idea that disrupted entire industries, laying waste to once successful companies?
- Innovation, 13 September 2016
It´s not over – Shipping industry adapting to difficult times
The slowdown in global economy has had dramatic effect in the global shipping industry. But is it all over or could there be newfound possibilities as companies try to be more innovative in the quest for more cost effective ways to keep trade going?
- Innovation, 12 September 2016
New Headings in Ship Design
Ship design is undergoing a period of full-throttle advancement, thanks largely to new-generation software tools and smarter approaches. The latest innovations are bringing about vessels that run leaner, cleaner and safer than ever.
- Innovation, 8 September 2016
Infographic - The digital engine: the Internet of extremely big Things
Increasing bandwidth on ships’ satellite communications is increasing the amount of data on engine performance that can be sent to Wärtsilä, while advances in analysis promise to make predictions of future maintenance needs and performance ever more reliable.
- Gas, Innovation, 7 September 2016
Grab your sunscreen—The future of solar power is looking bright!
From a utility-scale provider of electricity to rooftop photovoltaic cells and even a plane powering itself around around the globe, solar power is proving to be an extremely economical and flexible alternative to fossil fuels. Advances in technology, decreasing costs, and increases in investments have enabled some important milestones in solar energy to be reached recently with several more in development.
- Innovation, 7 September 2016
Another hundred years
A team of futurists have spun gold from global trends that threaten to disrupt the marine market. But disruption’s not really a threat – it’s a good thing when it saves money and is kinder to the environment. Wärtsilä’s six new marine concept designs are now set to sail into the future.
- Innovation, 6 September 2016
The modern magician
A brilliant idea was born in this beautiful north England house. As Lord Armstrong’s new light bulbs flickered into action, they turned him into the father of hydroelectricity.
- Innovation, 5 September 2016
The word “radical” has two meanings. The most commonly used means drastic reform, but radical also means something that relates to the very origin of something.
- Innovation, 30 August 2016
When thousands of people descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games, many will sample Japan’s most famous food, sushi. What they may not realise is that the new, ultra-modern facility providing the highest-quality wholesale fish reflects Japanese society’s changing attitudes about the ways power is generated and consumed.
- Environment, 26 August 2016
The solar energy market is expected to undergo rapid growth in the coming years, and Wärtsilä is forging a new path for an engine-solar synergy. The company has already started work on the world’s first utility-scale solar hybrid plant in Jordan.
- Environment, 24 August 2016
Cruising the world with Wärtsilä
Over the past year, three huge and highly sophisticated cruise ships have entered into service. They are all crammed full of the latest in ship navigation and entertainment technology. While one might expect that of the latest and greatest in cruise liners, the potentially surprising aspect is that these apparently disparate technologies are all provided by Wärtsilä.
- Innovation, 23 August 2016
Teaming up with graduates in the lab
Energy is absolutely indispensable for everyday life. Energy is also right at the heart of our core business. To be able to meet future demand and develop solutions that are right on target, we need to have the right-minded people on board with the right set of skills.
- Innovation, 18 August 2016
Giving form to user experience
Davide Lamparelli joined Wärtsilä in 2010 as a Senior Industrial Design Engineer for Marine Solutions and began designing user experience products. Now Lamparelli is co-authoring the Wärtsilä User Experience Guidebook to define a consistent process for the entire company.
- Innovation, 3 August 2016