Turning plastics into power
At the state-of-the-art premises of Wärtsilä’s Fuel Laboratory Services, researchers explore novel fuel flexibility options, such as reclaiming the fuel content of plastics.
- Innovation, 19 April 2017
A cool head
One man saved the United States half a trillion dollars with one simple question: “How much energy do our household appliances need to perform their services?” And it all began by keeping a cool head through the world’s worst oil crisis.
- Innovation, 12 April 2017
Bangladesh: Ringing in the good times
Bangladesh is now in the league tables of the fastest growing major economies in the world with a GDP growth rate of over 7%. It is also emerging as a one of the leading frontier markets for global investors. Find out what is Bangladesh’s magic formula and how long will these good times last.
- Innovation, 5 April 2017
LNG - A future fuel for the maritime industry?
Stricter environmental regulations are changing the way the maritime industry views conventional fuels. Many organisations are looking at gradually abandoning the use of polluting heavy fuel oils, in favour of cleaner, more sustainable fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG). But the big question on everyone’s mind is whether the infrastructure needed to make LNG fuel usage more prevalent, be ready in time?
- Gas, 30 March 2017
Next generation navigation
The navigation system is one of the most – if not the most – crucial systems on board a vessel. With its recent upgrade, Wärtsilä’s new version of its state-of-the-art navigation system, Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum 2.1, makes it even more valuable than before.
- Innovation, 29 March 2017
A mighty warrior for peace
As David’s classic victory over Goliath shows us, physical size is not a measure of how much we can accomplish. Petite Tegla Loroupe tells Twentyfour7. what drives her to take on challenges far bigger than herself – and win.
- Innovation, 22 March 2017
New age of connectivity
With increased connectivity and communication comes better transparency.
- Innovation, 16 March 2017
One hundred years together and counting
Since it began in 1834, Wärtsilä has been at the frontier of engineering innovation.
- Innovation, 15 March 2017
Predicting an autonomous future
SmartPredict is Wärtsilä’s latest innovation improving the safety and efficiency of vessel manoeuvring. By enabling the ship’s captain to accurately predict what will happen, it represents an important step towards fully autonomous operations.
- Innovation, 13 March 2017
Rethinking performance management
With the launch of SkyLight, a cost-effective, next-generation fleet performance monitoring service, Eniram and Wärtsilä harness connectivity and the Internet of Things to enable commercial ship operators to manage their business intelligently.
- Innovation, 10 March 2017
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ 362-metre Harmony of the Seas, launched last May, not only sets the record as the world’s largest passenger ship, it also sails past most rivals in terms of dazzling experiences and novel amenities offered on board. What can this floating pleasure palace tell us about changing passenger expectations and other key trends in the rapidly evolving cruise industry?
- Innovation, 9 March 2017
The speed of innovation requires a start-up mentality
Nowadays, you cannot miss people buzzing about start-ups and how great they are. Certainly, there is some excess hype around them, but don’t let that misguide you – there are very good reasons for the buzz. And these reasons are their ability to get into customers’ heads and their speed of innovation.
- Innovation, 8 March 2017
MS Megastar – pride of the Baltic
The MS Megastar, which recently entered service on the Baltic ferry route between the Finnish and Estonian capitals of Helsinki and Tallinn, features cutting edge Wärtsilä technology – and the Baltic’s biggest shopping mall.
- Innovation, 3 March 2017
Adapting over predicting
We have transformed ourselves from engine-makers into complex problem-solvers.
- Innovation, 2 March 2017
Powering up the Mediterranean LNG market
New strict EMISSION legislation will incite power plants and ships operating in and around the Mediterranean to switch to alternative fuels, thereby increasing the need for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the region.
- Gas, 1 March 2017
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