• Going to aquatic extremes

    The mighty force of the ocean has enticed numerous adventurers to measure their strengths against the world’s most powerful element. Inspired by the gruelling Golden Globe sailing race, we take a look at some of the incredible individuals that have achieved record-breaking feats.

  • Safety at Sea: The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    In 1968, nine men set out from Les Sables-d'Olonne in France to be the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Before leaving the Atlantic Ocean, however, only four skippers remained, and only one person finished the race – Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

  • Three revolutions on the waves

    Technology has enabled ships to become the workhorses of global trade and plays a pivotal role in the development of modern shipping. Pinpointing just three key technologies that truly revolutionised seafaring is no simple task, however navigation, infrastructure and digitalisation arguably stand out as areas where technology has truly made a difference.

  • Ready to act

    Enough of talking. If we are to set the course straight at a time that might be one of the most crucial in humankind’s history, we need to act now. Here are a few things that can be done in the shipping and energy industries to make a difference.

  • China turns to imports

    The transformation of the Chinese society has been truly tangible this week at the Shanghai landmark event to promote foreign trade.

  • Seabin Launched Succesfully in Trieste and Genoa, Italy!

    On September 6th, 2018, Wärtsilä Italia donated a SEABIN, the innovative marine rubbish collector, to the Trieste branch of the Naval League in Trieste, and on September 12th to the Galata Museo del Mare in Genoa.

  • Life on the Surface

    One of the most unique opportunities afforded the contestants of the Golden Globe Race is the chance to share an environment with the rich and diverse wildlife of our oceans. Particularly as they traverse the southern hemisphere, encounters of a kind almost unimaginable to city dwellers will become commonplace to them.

  • Sailing into a climate-challenged future. Is shipping able to cope?

    Wärtsilä has a vision of a sustainable marine and energy future. A future that depends as much on data as it does on technology and alternative sources of energy. A future that is good for our industry, good for society!

  • Project AWARE Gathered Divers Together In Finland For The Common Good

    On the 1st of September, Wärtsilä arranged a clean-up day in collaboration with the Project AWARE Movement for the fourth time.

  • The Silk Road on Water

    From consumer goods to transporting waste for recycling, the highways of the seas and oceans are incredibly busy today. Global shipping is booming as containerships transporteverything from raw materials to merchandise on to customers and manufacturers, crisscrossing the oceans at an increasingly accelerated pace.

  • That's Almost The Last Straw

    Plastic straws have been a popular topic this year. Particularly the bans of disposable plastic straws, since they tend to harm our oceans and environment.

  • Sailing Solo With A Pinch Of Nostalgy

    The Golden Globe Race is being held for the second time in its history. The race was organized for a very first time in 1968 – exactly 50 years ago. And the technology used in this year’s contest is the same as it was 50 years back.

  • How Long Does It Take To Break Down?

    Have you ever wondered how long does it take garbage to decompose?

  • Seabin And Two Other Inventions That Help To Clean Our Seas

    Seas are filled with plastic waste and we can probably all agree, that new inventions are needed in order to save our precious waters.

  • Finland's Seabin Squad Expands This Summer!

    The Seabins in Finland are multiplying!

  • Seabin Launched Succesfully In Norway

    Last week was eventful for the Seabin-project and Wärtsilä! Seabins were succesfully launched in three locations around Norway. The bins found new homes in Oslo, Asker and Drammen.

  • Microplastics Reach Antarctic's Wilderness

    According to Greenpeace’s new scientific report, traces of microplastics and hazardous fluorinated chemicals have been discovered in the Antarctic.

  • Seabin Project Tackling Microfibers Head On

    1.4 trillion microfibers particles weighing from 93,000 to 236,000 tons, can be found in the marine environment and are found pretty much everywhere you look, if you looked closely enough.

  • Singapore 10 April - First Ever Seabin in Asia

    The technology group Wärtsilä is continuing its mission to bring the Seabin Project’s floating rubbish bins around the world with the installation of a Seabin at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club (RSYC).

  • Wärtsilä ensures compliance with the Polar Code with water lubricated stern tube solutions

    1 January 2017 was a historic milestone in the protection of our polar waters for future generations. On that day, International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (the Polar Code) came into force. The Polar Code is aimed at protecting ships and the people aboard them, both seafarers and passengers, in the harsh environment of the waters surrounding our two poles, Arctic and Antarctic.

  • Marquette Energy Center - From Vision to Reality

    Marquette Board of Light and Power (MBLP) in Michigan, USA, opted for Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation technology so that it could secure a reliable energy supply and enable more renewable energy – especially when temperatures drop to below 40 degrees Celsius during winter. The Wärtsilä plant replaces some aging power plants whose reliability could not be depended upon.

  • Bringing the Chinese Shipping Market Towards the Gas Era

    In July 2014, Wärtsilä and China’s CSSC signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines – resulting in the formation of the CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

  • Wärtsilä Exhibition Hall at SMU

    12 October marked the opening ceremony of Wärtsilä’s Exhibition Room at Shanghai Maritime University’s (SMU) Merchant Marine College.

  • Marathon champion Tegla Loroupe builds peace through education and sports

    The runner builds peace through education and sports.

  • The quality of the fish you eat – it’s not just about the fish

    With Nor-Fishing 2016 just days away, we caught up with Cato Esperø, Wärtsilä’s Director of Sales for Marine Solutions and Services in Norway, and asked a few questions about the fishing business, the exhibition in Trondheim – and whether the fishing industry is prepared to meet the digital and innovation revolution that is now common-place in the marine sector.

  • Wärtsilä supports primary education in South Sudan

    In a young country that struggles to leave behind decades of restlessness, education is not a thing to be taken for granted. Yet it is a key factor in the development of a peaceful community. The Karika primary school was founded in 2013, funded by Wärtsilä through Finn Church Aid, and the number of students has grown each year.

  • Wärtsilä supports FC Vito’s trip to Helsinki Cup

    FC Vito is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. The football team, consisting of 11-year-old girls from Tanzania, will fly to faraway Finland to participate in the annual international football tournament, Helsinki Cup, to play against children from all over the world.

  • Wärtsilä produces more ecological technology

    Product manager Reetta Kaila is in her dream job. She has debated herself as a doctor of technology, and now she works at Wärtsilä developing environmental technology.

  • Wärtsilä supports Sailing Team Finland on their way to Rio

    The Games of the 31st Olympiad, held in Rio, are just around the corner.

  • Q&A with Banu Kannu

    We recently caught up with Banu Kannu, General Manager for Marketing (MEA), Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä to discuss, among other things, the opportunities for LNG in Australia and our involvement at LNG18.

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