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.
Finnlines hybrid RoRo ferries
MF FolgefonnIn 2015 the car ferry “MF Folgefonn” was retrofitted into a full scale hybrid and plug-in hybrid ferry. It can be run as conventional diesel electric, as hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid. In hybrid operation the savings in fuel consumption in optimised mode is 10-20%. Emissions will be reduced by 30%, as a result of both the reduced fuel consumption and the improved operational profile for the combustion engines on board.