Wärtsilä in Italy

Wärtsilä launches innovative approach for hydropower & industrial plant operators

  • Press release
09 October 2015 at 1:00 AM E. Europe Standard Time

Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants worldwide. 

Wärtsilä offers a wide portfolio of products and services to power plant owners and operators. By utilising Wärtsilä’s global engineering, manufacturing and service capabilities, the Hydro & Industrial services offering targets the specific needs of hydropower, tidal energy and offshore wind installations as well as mining, paper, oil & gas, water management and power generation industries.

Wärtsilä’s offering consists of seals, bearings and associated equipment for hydro installations, including hydropower, tidal power and offshore wind. These are complemented with a wide range of services from repairs and fabrications to underwater services. Wärtsilä also has a strong portfolio of products, components and associated services for the industrial sector. The focus is primarily on the supply of seals and bearings as well as providing services like retrofits, component reconditioning or refurbishments.

Complete hydropower solutions for the most demanding applications

Wärtsilä provides products engineered to withstand some of the harshest marine environments. This, together with extensive experience in the power generation industry, enables Wärtsilä to deliver high quality, reliable products and services to the market, reducing customers’ downtime and maximizing operational output. Harald Brodmann, Global Segment Manager says, “Wärtsilä has served hydro and industrial markets for a long time, and we have gained expertise in these industries. We aim to provide customers with a complete solution which supports their success, while creating value through innovation. This really is an unparalleled offering.”

Tailor-made solutions for individual customer needs

By offering consultation services and a broad spectrum of engineering capabilities, Wärtsilä can design solutions to meet specific service requirements for existing installations, which is particularly important when dealing with aging assets. The aim is to ensure continuous optimised performance throughout their operational lifecycle.

Pierpaolo Barbone, President of Wärtsilä Services & Executive Vice President of Wärtsilä Corporation says, “The changing competitive landscape and diversity of customer expectations create the need to continuously adapt our operating models. We believe that in the hydropower and industrial markets we can create value for our customers, and grow together with them.”

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