Propulsion solutions - 
Highest efficiency, safety and manoeuvrability

With increasing demands on owners and operators to improve efficiency while also decarbonising, the maritime industry is facing multiple challenges. However, there is also opportunity. While the development of alternative fuels is a critical element in the decarbonisation journey, the opportunity to increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption is also a proven part of this equation. ​ Wärtsilä Propulsion solutions and services are built on unique experience, technical and engineering expertise all focused on delivering the highest efficiency, safety and manoeuvrability to enable the future of vessel propulsion.


Our solutions 

Customer references

  • The world’s largest retractable thrusters
    Performance of the propulsion solutions supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä exceeded the design specification and contributed to the success of the sea trials for the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV). The ‘Sleipnir’ was built at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore for the Dutch offshore contractor Heerema Offshore Services (HOS). It was delivered from the yard in July.

    The world’s largest retractable thrusters

  • MV Arvika
    In the highly competitive shipping industry, every drop of fuel matters. Thanks to the good economic benefits stated by Wärtsilä and a favourable price, the owners of the 190-metre-long and 32-metre-wide vessel decided to install the Wärtsilä EnergoProFin.

    MV Arvika

  • Fast Jef
    In line with the environmental vision of the Belgian shipowner Fast Lines, Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin has been installed on the fixed pitch propeller of the coaster vessel Fast Jef and reduce the fuel consumption by up to two per cent.

    Fast Jef

  • Pac Alkaid
    Rising fuel prices in recent years have made propulsion efficiency even more important than before. Paccship (UK) Ltd. is a company that is continuously looking for better ways to reduce fuel costs. When they recently installed the Wärtsilä EnergoProFin propeller cap on one of their cargo vessels, they were immediately able to reduce their fuel consumption.

    Pac Alkaid

  • RRS Discovery
    The Royal Research Ship Discovery is designed to support the multidisciplinary research required for the 21st century. The ship is the fourth vessel to bear the name and continues the tradition of oceanographic research at sea.

    RRS Discovery

  • Nor Valiant
    Delivered in 2008, the 78m ROV / Subsea Vessel Nor Valiant is a highly specialized vessel designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design for a wide range of subsea support work.

    Nor Valiant

  • Normand Installer
    Delivered in 2006, the Offshore Construction Vessel Normand Installer by Wärtsilä Ship Design is equipped with a complete Wärtsilä package.

    Normand Installer





Article / 15 MAR 2021 3 MIN READ

Trusted thruster performance – 50 years of maneuverability and station keeping

When it comes to thrusters it’s all about maneuvering and station...
  • Marine Power
  • Propulsion
Article / 27 JAN 2021 4 MIN READ

Wärtsilä Propulsion’s Technology team – heroes of hydrodynamics and masters of mechanics

Not all heroes wear capes – some are just very, very good...
  • Propulsion
  • Decarbonisation & future fuels
  • People
Article / 7 JAN 2021 4 MIN READ

Propelling the maritime industry into a decarbonised future

With increasing demands on owners and operators to improve efficiency while also...
  • Propulsion
  • People
  • Innovation

Recent webinars

Webinar / 6 APR 2021

Integrated drive train solutions for high speed craft

06 April 2021 - MEA session
  • Marine Power
  • Propulsion
Webinar / 11 MAR 2021

The winds of opportunity - Optimising propulsion for next generation windfarm vessels

The growing demand from offshore operations, particularly wind...
  • Marine Power
  • Propulsion
Webinar / 8 OCT 2020

Propulsion energy saving technologies - improving efficiency in shipping today

With the shipping industry facing increased environmental legislation...
  • Propulsion
  • Technology

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