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Knowledge centers spark innovation for sustainability

People from around the globe take part in creating innovations that enable sustainable societies. We shape our markets by generating transformative results through collaboration, partnerships, market insight, and active engagement in ecosystems. Wärtsilä’s centers showcase how we will work on this together.

    Wärtsilä Helsinki Campus

    Over 500 Wärtsilians are settled in at the Wärtsilä Helsinki Campus. It features the latest smart real estate technology to ensure the best employee and customer experience. It supports a new ways of working and promotes the company’s capabilities to succeed globally as an innovative and customer centric technology service company.

    Wärtsilä Experience Centre, utilising the latest audiovisual technology, has been created in conjunction with the reception. In the dark, 250-square-metre exhibition room, our customers, personnel and other stakeholders get to experience how Wärtsilä's smart technological products and innovative solutions work. The virtual reality enables, for example, visiting a power station or a cruise ship, and the real-time remote control of engines can be observed through an interactive presentation.

    Helsinki campus Experience Centre

    Wärtsilä Hybrid centre

    The Hybrid centre, located in Trieste, Italy, is the world’s first real-scale hybrid centre comprising an engine, batteries, power drives, a propeller load simulator utilising an electric motor, a power take off/in motor generator, together with the overall energy management system, the ‘brain’ of the Wärtsilä HY. It is capable of simulating operational data from the field, which will thus enable optimisation of the hybrid system to reach unprecedented levels.

    The investment will, by providing owners and operators the chance to experience and familiarise themselves with the Wärtsilä HY, accelerate the introduction of hybrid technologies to the marine market, thereby boosting the environmental sustainability of shipping. Successful testing has already been carried out on Wärtsilä’s patented electric start-up procedure, utilising the power from batteries to deliver a smokeless start of the main engine.

    In addition to being used to validate hybrid technologies, the centre will also welcome customer groups to learn in very practical terms the technical aspects of the Wärtsilä HY, as well as the value adding benefits it offers.

    hybrid centre trieste

    International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence

    The world's very first International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) in Singapore contains the Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a Cyber Academy. The IMCCE was set up together with Templar Executives. The centre will contribute to cyber awareness and the response to cyber incidents.

    Cyber is an important topic for the maritime industry. ... because the sector is vulnerable in the event of a cyberattack, and because the maritime sector is an important part of the infrastructure of countries that are under fire, and because the sector has to deal with regulations that are still under development.

    The MCERT component is an international platform that contributes to the cyber-resilience of the entire maritime ecosystem. MCERT is available to the entire maritime sector worldwide and operates based on membership. MCERT informs, advises and supports in the event of cyberattacks. It also provides members with access to the Cyber Security Reporting Portal (CSRP). The Cyber Academy component offers various courses on cyber-related topics.


    Sustainable Technology Hub

    To shape the decarbonisation of the marine and energy industries, Wärtsilä has made a major investment in the Sustainable Technology Hub (STH) in Vaasa, Finland.

    STH is centre of research, product development, and production. It includes the Partner Campus, an exciting ecosystem of co-creation where we invite customers, partner companies, academia, and other innovators to incubate ideas.

    The world-leading STH opened on 1 June 2022.

    Watch a 60-second timelapse video: Creating the Sustainable Technology Hub in Finland, Vaasa.

    Wärtsilä Acceleration centre

    Industry, knowledge institutes and local partners work together on innovation in the new Acceleration Centre.

    The objective is to reinforce and develop Singapore's maritime ecosystem. The opening of the centre is a result of the agreement that Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Wärtsilä signed in April 2018, in which parties agreed to cooperate on the development of intelligent vessels, intelligent harbour facilities, safety and digital acceleration.

    The first project at the Acceleration Centre is the development of the Wärtsilä IntelliTug, a tugboat that can navigate autonomously through the use of the very latest technologies such as an advanced radar system and video analysis. The deployment of the sustainable IntelliTug should result in more safety and efficiency and reduced workload in the harbour. During the course of 2019, Wärtsilä, together with its development partners MPA and PSA Marine will test the IntelliTug in the busy waters of Singapore.

    From the Acceleration Centre, Wärtsilä connects important partners in order to create permanent improvements to Singapore's harbour. In this manner, Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem is becoming quite palpable. Lam Pin Min, Singapore's state secretary for Transport and Health is pleased with this development: “Thanks to projects like the Acceleration Centre, new concepts arise that contribute to the efficiency and future of our harbour.”

    Acceleration Centre Wärtsilä Intellitug

    Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy

    Competence and learning are key to success in any business. The Wärtsilä Land and Sea Academy (WLSA) provides high-quality training services for the marine and energy markets, ensuring that your personnel have a strong knowledge of how to manage your assets. Our global training solutions cover all aspects of managing and operating your installation, including maintenance, safety, availability, reliability and performance. The courses and programmes are delivered in the way that works best for your organisation – whether that’s on board, on site, in training centre or online.

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