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Guidance Marine
is now part of Wärtsilä
to accelerate its Smart Marine vision

Guidance Marine is now part of Wärtsilä

Wartsila Guidance Marine Ltd is an internationally successful, award winning company, with a strong track record of developing sensor technologies that significantly improve safety and deliver cost benefits. We are the leading global developer and supplier of Dynamic Positioning (DP) position measurement and situational awareness technologies for real-time vessel positioning and manoeuvring. 

A Wartsila Guidance Marine designed system is more than just a sensor. It is a practical, well-engineered and sophisticated piece of technology that offers precision, reliability and confidence to the end user, whether they are on the vessel or shoreside. 

Wartsila Guidance Marine sensors are already integrated into some of the most complex navigation systems, however we do not believe that added complexity should be more demanding for the end user. Our systems are designed to be simple to use and are highly endorsed by ships captains and masters because of their easy to read displays and simple user interface. 


Our sensor technologies can already be used as tools to assist manual operations to improve safety, accurate positioning, situational awareness and hazard detection.  


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Offshore solutions

Dynamic Positioning (DP) reference sensors designed to meet all IMO DP class requirements and can be integrated by all major DP manufacturers. 

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Wind farm solution

Wind Farm solutions

The only company to provide a suite of targetless sensors for service operations vessels (SOV) in the offshore wind market. 

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Shuttle Tanker and FPSO solutions       

Delivering both tried and tested solutions as well as new innovative technologies  to FPSO and Shuttle tanker maritime market 

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Cruise ship solution

Cruise ships and yachts solutions

Broad range of smart sensor solutions for both positioning and situational, offering precision, reliability and confidence to the end user. 

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Autonomous Solution

Autonomous solutions

We believe it is our technology, investment in innovation and products, that will help shape the future of our industries.

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Key milestones

1991 - Guidance Control Systems (GCS) founded

1995 - The laser scanner LS5 developed for use with Automated Guided Vehicles

2001 - Launched its first marine laser sensor, CyScan

2003 - RadaScan development began in collaboration with the University of Oxford

2005 - GCS change their name to Guidance Navigation Ltd

2006 - Received Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade

2013 - Leicester Mercury business awards Winner for Science & Technology and Winner for Export

2014 - Won the Queen’s Award a second time

2014 - Guidance Marine open office in Louisiana, USA

2014 - First Rugged Prism launched in the maritime industry

2015 - Completed acquisition of Artemis from CHL

2016 - Launched RangeGuard Monopole, the first targetless radar reference sensor in the maritime market with type approval 

2016 - Artemis Mk 6 Launched

2016 - RadaScan View Launched

2017 - Guidance Marine adds Motion Reference Units to its product portfolio

2017 - CyScan AS Launched

2017 - Wartsila Acquires Guidance Marine to accelerate its Smart Marine Ecosystem vision

2018 - SceneScan Launched

2018 - SmartQuay Launched

2019 - Launched RS24, the first commercially available K-Band, Hi-Res radar with 60rpm. 

Key facts

  • Launched CyScan AS, the first dynamic positioning laser reference sensor with positive target identification with its absolute signature technology.

  • Launched SceneScan, the first targetless laser reference sensor in the maritime market with type approval.
  • Launched RS24, the first commercially ready K-Band, Hi-Res radar with 60rpm. 

  • Artemis Mk 6 is now backwards compatible with Artemis Mk4 & 5.


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