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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 part of industry consortium to develop state-of-the-art container vessel

by Wärtsilä Corporation | Aug 31, 2018

The technology group Wärtsilä is a party to an agreement made between leading marine industry players to collaborate in developing new levels of performance and environmental efficiency for container vessels. The consortium, which is led by Dubai based Zaitoun Green Shipping Ltd (ZGS), also aims at creating a new business model for the container sector.

The seven companies making up the consortium are each established experts in their own fields of expertise. Wärtsilä, as a technology leader with the industry’s broadest portfolio of products, systems and integrated solutions, is seen as being the equipment and systems provider for the container vessel of the future.

“There is a pressing need to address inefficiencies and to improve business practices in the shipping industry. A major challenge is that the suboptimal choice and utilisation of onboard systems are hindering performance and hence, therefore, also profitability. This is an area we shall be focusing on,” says Stein Thorsager, Sales Director for Merchant & Gas Carriers in Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The goals of the consortium are very much in line with Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision, which foresees a future where smart ships can sail between smart ports with the optimum use of resources in an environment of high efficiency, enhanced safety and minimal environmental impact. Wärtsilä is employing high levels of connectivity and digitalisation to realise this vision.

The parties have agreed to establish a consortium team where each member company has an important role to play in developing and building a state-of-the-art container ship that features the highest possible levels of efficiency in all areas.

In addition to ZGS and Wärtsilä, the other consortium companies are MacGregor Finland Oy (MCG), a leader in cargo system solutions; Carina Solutions (C4), a specialist company in project management and supply chain processes; Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a leading developer of low-speed 2-stroke engines; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment (MHI-MME), a provider of energy saving and environmental solutions; and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), an engineering company expert in containment systems with cryogenic membranes used to transport and store liquefied gas, in particular LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

Media contacts:

Mr Stein Thorsager
Sales Director, Merchant & Gas Carriers, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +47 81548500

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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