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
Dynamic District Heating Brings Balance
The European electricity market is in the midst of a transition. While the increasing use of renewable energy is good for the environment, it has led to other challenges such as unpredictable supply peaks and dips. In these volatile times, Dynamic District Heating (DDH) is emerging as one of the most promising ways to balance the grid.
- Innovation, 27 July 2016
The evolution of Wärtsilä engines for flexible power generation
Wärtsilä’s Smart Power Generation power plants enable existing power systems to adapt to changes in energy production and energy markets.
- Innovation, 20 July 2016
This is the house that Wärtsilä built
Colleagues in the Wärtsilä offices in Argentina set out to support TECHO in building transitional housing outside Buenos Aires. But the volunteers also ended up building up each other, their self-confidence and their organisational unity in the process.
- Environment, 12 July 2016
Pizza and Programming
Wärtsilä’s CIO Jukka Kumpulainen is convinced that Wärtsilä needs to bring the spirit and atmosphere of Silicon Valley hackathons to its software development.
- Innovation, 11 July 2016
Hybrid Tech Gets A Jolt of Sea Air
Wireless power technology and vacuum docking are the latest buzzwords in coastal shipping lanes, and Wärtsilä is right in on the action.
- Innovation, 8 July 2016
New Alignment Health Check Can Save Ship Owners Millions
Wärtsilä is meeting a growing need in the industry for better alignment services, launching a new portable condition measurement system, and expanding into new regions.
- Innovation, 1 July 2016