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Lifecycle upgrades give new life to your vessels

The maritime industry is in a period of transition towards more sustainable and energy-efficient operations, driven by the need to meet increasingly strict regulatory requirements. As a result, ship owners and operators are seeking technologies that will help them to stay compliant and competitive while at the same time maintaining profitability.

To ensure that your assets deliver maximum value throughout their lifecycle you will need to make important decisions on issues like modernisations, modifications, upgrades and major repairs. A reliable partner that can provide future-proof solutions and is capable of managing every aspect of complex retrofit and upgrade projects is therefore invaluable.

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Project management expertise that delivers

Wärtsilä’s professional service project managers and teams have a proven track record of running smooth, successful projects. We can take care of everything, from feasibility studies, financing solutions, solution proposals, execution planning and installation and commissioning to full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions. Because every situation is unique, our approach is highly flexible and adaptable to your needs, resulting in better predictability, broader scope and minimised downtime.

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Wärtsilä offered a full supply scope, including a detailed engineering design package, which due to our small engineering team and limited resources proved invaluable. We felt that we were all part of the same team, all seeking the common aim of ensuring a successful installation in an efficient and timely manner.

- Ross Shergold, Technical Manager at UK Dredging

Solutions for optimising your vessel’s performance


  • Windstar Cruises

    Ship lengthening is a complex process, but with the right expertise – like that found at Fincantieri and Wärtsilä – the benefits were clear for Windstar

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  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

    Comprehensive engine upgrade on two vessels delivers Tier II compliance for leading European cruise operator

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  • Maersk Resolute

    NOx reducers and upgrade the UNIC engine control system to meet an exacting set of environmental standards

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  • Gunvor Maersk

    Timely engine control system upgrade enhances reliability and efficiency

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  • MV Henrike

    A propulsion upgrade enabling substantial fuel savings

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    North Sea Giant

    Wärtsilä Hybrid upgrade brings significant fuel savings for offshore vessel

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  • Marlin
    UKD Marlin

    Improved reliability for re-powered dredger

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    New Baltic Sea ferry will be powered by environmentally sustainable Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines

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    MV Arvika

    Wärtsilä EnergoProFin improves the fuel efficiency of bulk carrier MV Arvika

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  • Finnbreeze-Foerster

    Finnlines relies on Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning systems to run on less costly HFO and at the same time comply with environmental regulations

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The engineers from Wärtsilä did a good job and delivered on their promises so that we could keep to the very tight schedule at the shipyard.

- Henning Revne, Technical Manager at North Sea Shipping

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