Remote Monitoring and Assistance System (RMS)

Wärtsilä RMS enables Wärtsilä service personnel and experts to connect to Wärtsilä Integrated Automation System (WIAS) remotely. RMS is based on VPN connection and depends on the ships internet connection to shore (satellite communication provided by customer).

Wärtsilä can access both the HMI system and the PLCs, and will have the same view as the operator onboard. The debug views that show the programming sequences in the PLCs can also be accessed. In addition to components of WIAS, other Wärtsilä equipment can also be accessed.

    Technical data

    Wärtsilä RMS makes it possible for Wärtsilä employees to assist the crew in fault finding and corrections. Possible rectification will normally not be performed from remote (even though this is possible), but the crew can be guided to perform these.

    The following table gives an overview of the operations and information accessible from the remote system, provided that equipment is delivered by Wärtsilä:

    Wärtsilä equipment Monitor
    Operator stations (HMI) x x
    Panels for Extension Alarm System (EAS) x
    Network switches, process network x x
    WIAS controllers (PLCs) x x
    PMS controllers (PLCs) x x
    Propulsion Control System x
    Power Distribution / Switchboards x x
    Power drives for propulsion x x
    Generators x
    Diesel Engines x x


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      “We wanted to ‘Asianise’ the design to make it more suitable for Asia Pacific. Through consultation with our customer Bumi Armada, which has extensive experience in the Asian trade, and Wärtsilä, whom we have been working closely with for over a decade, we decided on the WSD 1000.”
      Leong Seng Keat, CEO, Nam Cheong Holdings

      WSD 1000

    • Viking Lady
      The Viking Lady platform supply vessel embodies a number of groundbreaking, energy efficient, and emissions reducing technologies.

      The 92 m platform supply vessel combines four Wärtsilä 32DF dual-fuel engines with advanced vessel automation and Wärtsilä’s innovative Low Loss Concept, which minimizes electrical losses.

      Viking Lady

    • Transocean Barents
      The drilling rig Transocean Barents is designed to operate in tough environments and at water depths of 3000 metres.

      Transocean Barents

    • Petrojarl Cidade de Rio Das Ostras FPSO
      The Petrojarl Cidade de Rio das Ostras was converted into a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in 2007. This former tanker is now capable of processing up to 15,000 barrels a day. Currently, it is producing oil from the Siri reservoir, some 85 kilometres off the Brazilian coast.

      Petrojarl Cidade de Rio Das Ostras FPSO

    Press releases

    E&A acquisition

    With the acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International (MSI) Wärtsilä broadens its offering within the area of Electrical & Automation. We now have extensive experience in supplying automation, navigation, communication, electrical distribution, electrical power & propulsion, dynamic positioning, sonar and underwater communications, entertainment, safety and security technologies, for a wide variety of vessel types. These products and systems are well regarded in the cruise & ferry, commercial cargo, offshore and oil & gas markets as well as with navies around the world.

    The products of Wärtsilä SAM Electronics, Wärtsilä Valmarine, Wärtsilä Lyngsø Marine, Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning & Control Systems, Wärtsilä JOVYATLAS EUROATLAS, Wärtsilä Elac Nautik, Wärtsilä FUNA and Wärtsilä APSS, are well known and respected throughout the industry. With our resources in Norway we can now proudly claim that this makes Wärtsilä the marine industry’s leading E&A provider. We can now provide our customers with the latest technologies and greater opportunities for meeting their present and future needs.


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