Waterjets - Jet powered efficiency and reliability

When deciding on the right waterjet solution there are many variables to consider – from size, weight and power to efficiency, reliability, support and ease of integration. All of this can make it a complicate process, but it doesn’t have to be. At Wärtsilä we have been delivering waterjet solutions that meet customer needs and all these variables for over 40 years. ​

At the heart of this is our Smart Marine Vision, where collaboration and the most advanced digital technology come together to deliver solutions with greater efficiency, safety, security and reduced environmental impact throughout the life of the asset.​



  

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Customer references

  • Wärtsilä powered Incat catamarans have a grip on coveted Hales Trophy
    For thirty years, the Hales Trophy for the fastest Atlantic crossing by a commercial passenger vessel has been held by catamarans built by Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania. In fact, three successive world records for the ‘Blue Riband’ crossing have been won by Incat catamarans, and all have been powered by Wärtsilä waterjets.

    Wärtsilä powered Incat catamarans have a grip on coveted Hales Trophy

  • High-speed catamaran for Baleària
    The largest LNG-fuelled high-speed catamaran

    High-speed catamaran for Baleària

  • Saint John Paul II
    The largest high-speed catamaran operating in the Mediterranean Sea

    Saint John Paul II

  • Francisco
    The world´s fastest high speed ferry to utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel

    Francisco

  • Express 4
    High-speed RoPax with a compact axial flow jet solution

    Express 4

  • USS Independence
    The USS Independence (LCS 2) entered service in 2010 as the first of a series of initially ten. The vessel design is based on that of a high-speed trimaran and is capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots.

    This innovative combat ship is equipped with Wärtsilä Waterjets.

    USS Independence

  • USNS Spearhead
    The USNS Spearhead is the first of the ten Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) supporting the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Army with the intra-theatre manoeuvres of personnel, supplies and equipment.

    It is equipped with Wärtsilä waterjets and designed to reach 43 knots without payload.

    USNS Spearhead

  • SAS Amatola
    The SAS Amatola, commissioned in 2006, is the first of four South African Valour class frigates. These vessels have a ‘Waterjet and a Refined Propeller’ or WARP propulsion solution with three shaft lines. (photo courtesy of Blohm+Voss GmbH)

    SAS Amatola

  • Natchan Rera
    The Natchan Rera started service in 2007. Engine power from the vessel is converted to thrust using a newly designed waterjet, the LJX 1500 SRI, from Wärtsilä. The vessel sails at loaded speeds of approximately 40 knots. (photo courtesy of INCAT)

    Natchan Rera

  • HSV2 Swift
    Retrofit Installation of Wärtsilä Jetguard composite seal system.

    HSV2 Swift



  

 

 


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