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.



  

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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
    Wärtsilä EnergoProFin improves the fuel efficiency of bulk carrier MV Arvika

    MV Arvika

  • Fast Jef
    Reduced fuel consumption by up to two per cent with Wärtsilä EnergoProFin

    Fast Jef

  • Pac Alkaid
    Increased thrust and fuel savings for bulk carrier.

    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



  

 

 


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Trusted thruster performance
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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
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Wärtsilä Propulsion’s Technology team – heroes of hydrodynamics and masters of mechanics
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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
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Propelling the maritime industry into a decarbonised future
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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

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Integrated drive train solutions for high speed craft

Waterjet solutions have been the go to propulsion system for high speed vessels for many years, and rightly so. They are efficient, highly...
  • Marine Power
  • Propulsion
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Offshore wind farm
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The Winds of opportunity - Optimising propulsion for next generation windfarm vessels

The growing demand from offshore operations, particularly wind farms is changing - there is a growing demand for larger vessels able to operate...
  • Marine Power
  • Propulsion
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Propulsion energy saving technologies webinar
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Propulsion energy saving technologies - improving efficiency in shipping today

With the shipping industry facing increased environmental legislation and increasing operational costs, today’s shipowners and operators are demanding...
  • Propulsion
  • Technology

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