Wärtsilä highlights Asian Tug Technology & Salvage Conference 2017
At this year’s Asian Tug Technology & Salvage Conference, Wärtsilä will be highlighting its development work in preparing for the future trends and needs of the tug market. The marine sector is undergoing a period of rapid transition driven by environmental compliance requirements and the need to lower operating costs through achieving greater efficiencies. In this transition Wärtsilä is playing a central role.
Hybrid propulsion systems are anticipated to represent a significant percentage of all contracted ships within the coming ten years.
The recently introduced integrated hybrid power module, “Wärtsilä HY”, combines engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics optimised to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS). It is the marine sector’s first hybrid power module of this type produced, thereby establishing a new industry benchmark in marine hybrid propulsion.
Wärtsilä is also launching a new portfolio of tug designs emphasising environmental sustainability. Since they typically operate in or close to harbours, tugs are particularly affected by environmental regulations, and the need for compliance is an increasing concern for tug owners and operators.
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