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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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Industry frontrunners to collaborate in making ‘green’ propulsion a reality

by Wärtsilä Corporation | Aug 24, 2018

Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG (liquified natural gas) fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. By combining their expertise and experience, the three companies deliver an effective, streamlined approach for achieving compliance with environmental legislation.

LNG fuel is considered a key enabler of ‘green’ propulsion for ships. It has virtually no sulphur content, produces 80 percent less nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 30 percent less CO2 emissions than conventional marine fuels, and is competitively priced. With LNG being more widely available and accessible, it is now a feasible green fuel option.

In 2017, a notable advance in the acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel was recorded with an order by CMA CGM for nine ‘mega’ containerships, each with a record capacity of 22,000 TEU, to be built with LNG fuelled engines. These will be the first vessels of this type and size to operate on LNG. WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT cooperated closely in providing the required equipment for these vessels, and it was through this shared expertise that the industry-shaping collaboration was born.

“High efficiency and environmental sustainability are key pillars in building a successful future for shipping,” says Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales & Marketing, WinGD “This is why it’s so important to work together, with other industry leaders, to make ship propulsion as efficient and ‘green’ as possible.”

“There is a wind of change blowing throughout the global marine industry. The conservative barriers that once resisted switching to a “new” fuel are falling down, and LNG is now being accepted as a fuel for all types of ships. Through collaboration with other industry leaders, we aim to speed this process,” says Timo Koponen, Vice President, Processing Solutions, Wärtsilä.

“Operating on LNG fuel requires close integration between the engines, the fuel cargo tanks, and the fuel supply and control system. We are three companies having expertise in these fields, and by cooperating together we can optimise this integration process to the benefit of owners and operators around the world,” says Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT.

GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) is an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). For over 50 years, GTT has been maintaining reliable relationships with all stakeholders of the gas industry (shipyards, shipowners, gas companies, terminal operators, classification societies). The company designs and provides technologies which combine operational efficiency and safety, to equip LNG carriers, floating terminals, and multi-gas carriers. GTT also develops solutions dedicated to land storage and to the use of LNG as fuel for the vessel propulsion, as well as a full range of services. 

GTT is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment A (ISIN FR0011726835 Euronext Paris: GTT) and is notably included in SBF 120 and MSCI Small Cap indices.

WinGD is a leading developer of two-stroke gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion. Headquartered in Switzerland since its inception as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, it carries the legacy of excellence in design. With worldwide offices, research and training centres, WinGD employees represent over 25 different nationalities providing rich innovation and progressive thinking.

A joint press event, along with happy hour will be hosted by WinGD on Wednesday, September 5th, 15:00 at the upcoming SMM event in Hamburg, on Stand A5.207. The event, open to all members of the media, will offer the opportunity to hear from these three industry experts about how collaborations are the key to sustainable shipping.

Image caption: LNG fuelled tank design equipped with GTT’s membrane containment system. Photo credit: GTT/ Roland Mouron

Media contacts:

Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager, Marketing, Communications
Wärtsilä Corporation, Marine Solutions
+358 (0)10 709 1439 m: +358 (0)40 5383 519

GTT Media contact:
+33 (0)1 30 23 42 26/ +33 (0)1 30 23 48 04

Anna Garcia
Manager Marketing & Communications, Sales and Marketing
+41 52 264 8844

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.


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