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
Bringing light to India's north east
A land of red rivers and blue hills, the vibrant state of Assam is home to lush forests and a variety of flora and fauna. But the one thing that the state lacks is sufficient and reliable power, a problem that Wärtsilä will solve to some extent, by setting up a 70-Megawatt power plant there.
- Gas, 6 June 2016
Fuel as fuel for literature - from spice to Mad Max
With Mad Max: Fury Road sweeping this year’s Oscars, Twentyfour7. takes a look at fantasy films centred on the hunt for fuel and other resources.
- Gas, 6 June 2016
Let's talk combustion engines
What are the most important inventions that have turned our modern society to what it is today? Ask Google, and chances are that the steam engine will show up in almost every single 'listicle' you'll come across. And for good reasons.
- Gas, 1 June 2016
Sealed and Delivered: Wärtsilä launches the world's first in-water serviceable seal
Outboard seals are one of the most critical parts of a vessel’s operations. These vital pieces of equipment, can be damaged by fishing lines and nets, and repairing them can mean weeks of downtime for dry docking or underwater habitat repairs. That all changed last summer, when a handful of ships began using Wärtsilä's revolutionary, new Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal, the first seal that can be fully serviced when wet.
- Innovation, 25 May 2016
Podcast: Winners Of Marine Mastermind
The winners in Wärtsilä’s Marine Mastermind contest get up close and personal in this podcast. The founders, Relika Metsallik-Koppel and Hannes Koppel, share their views on being start-up entrepreneurs, working together and why they haven’t been sailing that much.
- Innovation, 20 May 2016
Never an opportunity wasted
One of the problems with industrial waste is how to dispose of it in an environmentally-conscious way. A new project in Norway makes it possible to turn some of that trash into treasure – in the form of biogas – and to make it accessible for use as clean fuel for large vehicles.
- Environment, 12 May 2016
Keeping the ships sailing out of Africa
Digitalisation is now a fundamental tool for improving efficiency in the marine services sector. With new products to analyse and make sense of the tidal wave of information, Wärtsilä can now help customers all over the world – including a growing presence in Africa – better manage and maintain their fleets.
- Innovation, 9 May 2016
Bringing clean power to the Caribbean
Wärtsilä is not only helping Caribbean nations increase their use of renewables, but it is also boosting their tourist industries with more stable, reliable power units.
- Environment, 6 May 2016
Manage your assets with a click of your mouse
As the implementation of Wärtsilä Online services continues apace, customers are reaping the benefits. The system gives them unprecedented access to real-time information about their installations and the status of their deliveries, as well as direct contact with Wärtsilä Technical Services.
- Innovation, 3 May 2016