We are slowly but surely destroying our seas, with wastewater from ships and land installations causing eutrophication, leaving the bottom of the sea lifeless. Oil leaks and solid waste destroy entire ecosystems. Species are being wiped out by unfamiliar predators that have been introduced to local ecosystems by humans. Sea creatures die from having eaten discarded plastic items that become lodged in their digestion systems. Fortunately, many of these problems can be avoided thanks to the introduction of clean technology, safety measures, and a measure of common sense.
Wärtsilä as a company has long been involved in environmental issues. As one of the marine industry’s leading solutions suppliers, we have a responsibility to supply efficient products that can benefit both the customer and the environment. We have developed a broad range of specialised and proven environmental products, including systems for ballast water and wastewater treatment and exhaust gas cleaning.
Many of Wärtsilä’s products are designed to have a direct environmental benefit. By eliminating or reducing polluting discharges and emissions from our customer’s processes, we ensure that they can continue to operate in sensitive areas around the world.