A Herculean Feat
If only oceans could speak, they would say there is a need for any and every step that could positively reduce marine pollution. Scripted by the unwavering support from the European Union, this is a story about a mammoth mission that aims at cleaner, greener and more efficient ecosystem of marine engines through collaboration. It has the world watching.
- Innovation, 23 February 2017
The engine breaker
Fredrik Grönlund has every little boy’s dream job: he breaks engines – or tries to – for a living. His mission is to make Wärtsilä engines as close to unbreakable as possible.
- Innovation, 22 February 2017
When two worlds collide
Though complex, industry collaboration with the academic world is rapidly changing. Looking for a win-win situation is in both parties’ interest, but can the different starting points be overlooked?
- Innovation, 15 February 2017
OPEC comes to the rescue of struggling offshore services
After OPEC agreed on production cuts at the end of November, struggling oil services companies are expecting the market to start to recover, with some expected to begin investing in new equipment.
- Gas, 9 February 2017
Morocco: The sky’s the limit
The kingdom of Morocco is leading the energy transition in North Africa. It is emerging as the one of the world’s largest solar power producers and claims it will have 52% of its energy supply through clean sources by 2030. Is this target achievable? Let’s find out.
- Environment, 8 February 2017
A marine marriage
When speaking to Bill Burke from Carnival Corporation and Fraser Scott at Wärtsilä, they jokingly refer to themselves as “marriage counsellors.” But the new strategic union between their two companies is not unlike most marriages – in that it benefits each partner while making an essential contribution to the common good.
- Innovation, 2 February 2017
A new level of mobility in marine services
The competition in marine services at the busiest spot in the Mediterranean area has led Wärtsilä Turkey to introduce a new level of mobility at the largest shipyard in the country.
- Innovation, 2 February 2017
Brazil’s inland treasure
Gas deposits in Brazil’s interior could be a treasure trove for generating power, but the lack of infrastructure inland to move it has been prohibitive. But Wärtsilä found a way to tap into these caches, bringing about electricity and employment at the same time.
- Innovation, 1 February 2017
Women power in Bangladesh
In the most remote parts of Bangladesh, women entrepreneurs are flourishing and developing the lives of others by introducing solar power.
- Environment, 26 January 2017
The small island that thinks big
Furetank might be a family-owned company operating from a tiny fishing village in Sweden, but it boasts a modern fleet of tankers. Plus, the LNG-fuelled vessels in its latest order are amongst the most technologically-advanced in the world.
- Gas, 25 January 2017
Fishing for efficiency
Wärtsilä’s fish-eye view of the global fishing market and thousands of hours of development work have resulted in a better and more efficient stern trawler.
- Environment, 24 January 2017
A gas reforming solution
During the summer of 2016, Wärtsilä Flow and Gas installed a 1 MW Pilot GasReformer in Bermeo, Spain to demonstrate the GasReformer’s ability to reform LPG type of heavy gases such as liquefied volatile organic compounds (LVOC) into methane. The test unit is proving a hit with offshore customers interested in saving money.
- Innovation, 19 January 2017
Ensuring project success
Wärtsilä is famous for its power plants, but its lesser-known project services also play a key role in the business. Productisation of Wärtsilä’s Project Services, by Energy Solutions, promotes the visibility of these important resources.
- Innovation, 18 January 2017
From scrap to schools in Zambia
Wärtsilä employees at a power plant construction site in Zambia are donating their leftover timber to a local orphanage. In this way, they are helping not only the community but also the environment.
- Environment, 17 January 2017
A new digital recipe
As Wärtsilä’s new Chief Digital Officer, my primary focus is to facilitate, coordinate, manage and accelerate Wärtsilä’s digital journey. My role is not about creating a large, centralised digital function but rather about making all of the company digitally enabled so that ‘digital’ becomes infused throughout our cultural and corporate DNA.
- Innovation, 12 January 2017
Taking the bugs from the ballast
With the Ballast Water Convention finally ratified, regulations to enforce the use of ballast water treatment systems can help tackle the problem of invasive species.
- Environment, 11 January 2017
Taking the heat
Few places are as challenging for efficient energy use as the harsh desert climate of Saudi Arabia, but new Saudi “2030 Vision” regulations are demanding just that. So the Yamama Cement Company turned to Wärsilä to build a new Flexicycle power plant that can use excess exhaust heat to generate even more electricity.
- Environment, 10 January 2017
What lies beneath?
Researcher and conservationist Jacques Cousteau is quoted as saying, “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” Greater enforcement of marine legislation and the latest technologies to treat ballast water and wastewater are beginning to help vessels do just that.
- Environment, 5 January 2017
Clean and clear
Whether spurred by tightening regulations, customer demand or enlightened corporate policy, today’s shipowners are constantly looking for ways to have their vessels run leaner and cleaner. Wärtsilä’s Environmental Solutions business line provides the tools they need to achieve their goals.
- Environment, 4 January 2017
Energy dynamics in Indonesia and Malaysia
The Southeast Asian energy market stands at a precipice. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates energy demand here will grow by 80% to 1100 Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent (Mtoe) by 2040. This is a matter of concern for Indonesia and Malaysia – two of the largest economies that are driving energy consumption in the region.
- Environment, 3 January 2017