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Aleksander Pedersen
Process Engineer, Business Development, Oil & Gas Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Alexander Prokopakis
CEO, probunkers


Alex Xie
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Andrew Brown
Group Business Development Manager, Smit Lamnalco


Banu Kannu
General Manager, Marketing - Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Barry Yang
Business Manager, Gas Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Chad Verret
Executive Vice President, Alaska & LNG Operations, Harvey Gulf International Marine


Claudia Beumer
Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Marine Business, Processing Solutions


Enrico Clemente
Senior Product Engineer W50DF, Technical Management W46/W50, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Eric Chen
Sales Manager, Gas Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Ethan Jiang
Sales Engineer, Gas Solutions Sales, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Figosta Zhou
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Hannu Mäntymaa
Director, R&D and Engineering, Marine Power Solutions


Henrik Sundqvist 
Market & Business Analyst, Business Intelligence, Wärtsilä Marine Power Solutions


Jan-Fredrik Meling
CEO, Eidesvik Offshore


Jens Peter Lund
Area Sales Manager, Gas & Fuel Pumps, Wärtsilä Svanehøj A/S, Wärtsilä Marine Business

Jens Norrgard

Jens Norrgård
General Manager, Technical Sales Support, Wärtsilä Energy Business


John Hatley
Director, Market Shaping, Merchant & Gas Carrier Segment, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Julien Bec
Vice-President, LNG as Fuel Division, GTT


Kari Punnonen
Energy Business Director, North & East Asia


Ke Xin Wang
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.


Kjell Ove Ulstein
General manager, LPG & LNG Cargo systems Wartila Gas Solutions


L Venkatachalapathi
Manager Business Development, Energy Business Services


Lars Höglund
Managing Director, Furetank


Lauritz Eidesvik
Communications & Strategy VP, Eidesvik Offshore


Lilli Chi
Director, Ship Design Singapore, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Lorenzo Riccobon
Superintendent, E&A, Fs Resources, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Luca Boaro
Sales Manager, Fuel Gas Handling, Gas Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Marjo Ketola
Technology and Product Marketing Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Business 


Mathias Jansson
GM, Fuel gas Supply Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Nicolas Leong
Business Development Manager, SEA, Sales, South East Asia & Australia, Wärtsilä Energy Business


Pankaj Misra
Sales Manager - India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Paolo Casalotto
General Manager, Suit, Technical Services, Wärtsilä


Paul Staal
Senior Account Manager, Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Peter Hansten
Director, Sales & BI, Processing Solutions


Piero Zoglia
Manager, Business development and lifecycle, Fuel Gas Supply Systems

Raymond Walsh

Raymond Walsh
Engineering Manager, Wärtsilä Energy Business


Reetta Kaila
Sales Manager, North Europe and Asia, Fuel Gas Supply Systems, Gas Solutions


Rob Duncanson
Marine Manager, Woodside Energy Ltd.


Sampo Suvisaari
Energy Business Director, AMER Central, Wärtsilä Energy Business


Sanjay Verma
Director, BD - South East Asia, Business Development, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Solveig Øye Tveit
Head of Project Management Oil & Gas Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Business


Wayne Ye
Network Sales Manager, Marine Business, Wärtsilä China Ltd.

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Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact

by Wärtsilä Corporation | Aug 16, 2018

A new 92 metre long ferry built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), and fitted with a broad scope of Wärtsilä solutions, has been delivered. The final commissioning of the vessel took place at the Chantier Davie Canada shipyard in June 2018.

The MV Armand-Imbeau II will operate on LNG fuel, and Wärtsilä’s vast experience and capabilities in delivering a fully integrated system comprising the dual-fuel engines, the fuel storage, control and supply system, and extended project management, was the key factor in the award of the contract. By operating the vessel on clean burning LNG fuel, STQ - Québec Province ferries operator - will minimise the environmental impact of its operations. The decision is also in line with the Québec’s Maritime Strategy, which seeks to protect the integrity of the province’s river and marine ecosystem.

“Once again, Wärtsilä’s unique ability to act as a single-source provider of products, automated systems, and integrated solutions delivers real value to both the owners and the shipyard. The depth of our experience in providing LNG solutions is unmatched in the marine industry, and our advanced technologies are designed to overcome the operational cost and regulatory compliance challenges that operators face today,” says Wilco van der Linden, General Manager, Cruise & Ferries, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

“At the Société des traversiers du Québec we are committed to protecting the marine environment in which we operate. For this reason, we were the first ferry operator in Canada to welcome a LNG fueled ferry in 2015, and following this current delivery, we still have a third LNG ferry on order. All of them feature Wärtsilä equipment. Apart from their LNG systems, their technology allows us to operate year round, despite the ice conditions,” says François Bertrand, interim CEO of STQ.

“This delivery marks a shipbuilding milestone as it is the first LNG fueled ferry ever built in North America. We are very proud to have succeeded with this project, and we thank Wärtsilä for its excellent support in making it possible,” says Jared Newcombe, Chief Executive Officer, Chantier Davie Canada Inc. 

The full scope of Wärtsilä’s supply comprises four Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines, the Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel storage, control and supply system, an Integrated Automation System (IAS), the Power Management System (PMS), the electric drive system, the Wärtsilä communication and control center, on-site management and project integration engineering.

The ferry will operate on the Saguenay river on the Tadoussac–Baie-Sainte-Catherine route. It is capable of carrying more than 430 passengers and 110 cars or 16 tractor units.

Wärtsilä has earlier supplied the dual-fuel engines and LNGPac system for MV F.-A.-Gauthier, the first LNG fueled ferry owned by STQ. It was built in Italy and delivered in 2015.

The technology group Wärtsilä is at the forefront of harnessing the changes taking place in the shipping industry to deliver high efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability for its customers. By orchestrating these developments through the use of high levels of connectivity and digitalisation, Wärtsilä intends to lead the industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem.

Image caption: The ferry MV Armand-Imbeau II built for the Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), will operate on LNG fuel. Copyright: Davie Shipyards

Media contacts:

Mr Wilco van der Linden
General Manager, Cruise & Ferries, Marine Solutions
Tel: +31 88 9804529

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

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