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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.

Our solutions 

  • Wärtsilä OPTI-DP™ Engagement Tool

    Optimise the specification and configuration of vessel propulsion

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    The world’s largest retractable thrusters

    Performance of the propulsion solutions supplied by the technology group Wärtsilä exceeded the design specification and contributed to the success of the sea trials for the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV).

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  • MV Arvika

    MV Arvika

    In the highly competitive shipping industry, every drop of fuel matters. Thanks to the good economic benefits stated by Wärtsilä and a favourable price, the owners of the 190-metre-long and 32-metre-wide vessel decided to install the Wärtsilä EnergoProFin.

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  • Fast Jef

    Fast Jef

    In line with the environmental vision of the Belgian shipowner Fast Lines, Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin has been installed on the fixed pitch propeller of the coaster vessel Fast Jef and reduce the fuel consumption by up to two per cent.

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    Pac Alkaid

    Rising fuel prices in recent years have made propulsion efficiency even more important than before. Paccship (UK) Ltd. is a company that is continuously looking for better ways to reduce fuel costs. When they recently installed the Wärtsilä EnergoProFin propeller cap on one of their cargo vessels, they were immediately able to reduce their fuel consumption.

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  • RRS Discovery

    RRS Discovery

    The Royal Research Ship Discovery is designed to support the multidisciplinary research required for the 21st century. The ship is the fourth vessel to bear the name and continues the tradition of oceanographic research at sea.

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  • Nor Valiant

    Nor Valiant

    Delivered in 2008, the 78m ROV / Subsea Vessel Nor Valiant is a highly specialized vessel designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design for a wide range of subsea support work.

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  • Normand Installer

    Normand Installer

    Delivered in 2006, the Offshore Construction Vessel Normand Installer by Wärtsilä Ship Design is equipped with a complete Wärtsilä package.

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Trusted thruster performance
15 MAR 2021 Article
3 min read

Trusted thruster performance – 50 years of maneuverability and station keeping

When it comes to thrusters it’s all about maneuvering and station...
Wärtsilä Propulsion’s Technology team – heroes of hydrodynamics and masters of mechanics
27 JAN 2021 Article
4 min read

Wärtsilä Propulsion’s Technology team – heroes of hydrodynamics and masters of mechanics

Not all heroes wear capes – some are just very, very good...
Propelling the maritime industry into a decarbonised future
7 JAN 2021 Article
4 min read

Propelling the maritime industry into a decarbonised future

With increasing demands on owners and operators to improve efficiency while also...

Recent webinars

6 APR 2021 Webinar

Integrated drive train solutions for high speed craft

06 April 2021 - MEA session
Offshore wind farm
11 MAR 2021 Webinar

The winds of opportunity - Optimising propulsion for next generation windfarm vessels

The growing demand from offshore operations, particularly wind...
Propulsion energy saving technologies webinar
8 OCT 2020 Webinar

Propulsion energy saving technologies - improving efficiency in shipping today

With the shipping industry facing increased environmental legislation...

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