Senitec acquisition complete with full integration into Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 2 June 2008 at 10:00 UTC+2

Senitec, the Swedish oil and water treatment solutions supplier, has now been fully integrated into Wärtsilä Corporation, marking the final stage of the company’s acquisition process.

Wärtsilä acquired Senitec in February 2007 and the company has operated as a separate legal entity under the name Wärtsilä Senitec AB. As of 1 June 2008, Wärtsilä Senitec has merged with Wärtsilä and now forms part of Wärtsilä Sweden AB.

“Due to the successful introduction of the Senitec sludge and bilge water treatment equipment into the Wärtsilä portfolio, together with a marked increase in demand for both marine and stationary applications, a rapid increase in production capacity was acquired that secures continuous quality and customer satisfaction,” says Tom Nyman, General Manager, Services Sales, Wärtsilä in Sweden.

“As a result the Wärtsilä Senitec operations in Varberg will be moved to Gothenburg, with all employees offered relocation. Investments will also be made in Wärtsilä Sweden’s facilities to ramp up unit production to 100 units per year. At the time of acquisition Senitec AB employed 5 people. The number of employees is expected to grow strongly during the coming years,” Nyman continues.

The move will further strengthen production, deliveries and service support for the equipment and systems, and all old and new customers are welcome to contact the global Wärtsilä network of companies for support with the Wärtsilä Senitec product solutions.

Another benefit of gathering Wärtsilä Senitec experts in Gothenburg is that we can improve the level of training for customers and personnel. Furthermore, a Wärtsilä Senitec separator is in production and will be installed in the Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy in Subic Bay, The Philippines, after the summer.

As the Senitec name is established and well known in the market place, the bilge and oily water separator product line will be marketed as the Wärtsilä Senitec M-series and P-series respectively for marine and power plant applications.

Wärtsilä Senitec oily water separators, with a discharge of less than 1ppm (parts per million) of oil in the water, are designed and built for continuous operation, and are capable of cleaning 1 m3/h, or 24 m3/day, of sludge and bilge water.

Where larger volumes of sludge and bilge water are in question, the Senitec M-series includes the M2500 unit capable of cleaning 2.5m3/h.

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Public Relations Manager
Wärtsilä Corporation
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Maria Nystrand
Public Relations Manager, Power Plants
Wärtsilä Corporation
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About Wärtsilä Corporation:

Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 17,000 professionals manning 160 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.