Wärtsilä launches innovative approach for hydropower & industrial plant operators

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 5 October 2015 at 10:30 UTC+2
  • Hydro-and-Industrial

Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants worldwide. 

Wärtsilä offers a wide portfolio of products and services to power plant owners and operators. By utilising Wärtsilä’s global engineering, manufacturing and service capabilities, the Hydro & Industrial services offering targets the specific needs of hydropower, tidal energy and offshore wind installations as well as mining, paper, oil & gas, water management and power generation industries.

Wärtsilä’s offering consists of seals, bearings and associated equipment for hydro installations, including hydropower, tidal power and offshore wind. These are complemented with a wide range of services from repairs and fabrications to underwater services. Wärtsilä also has a strong portfolio of products, components and associated services for the industrial sector. The focus is primarily on the supply of seals and bearings as well as providing services like retrofits, component reconditioning or refurbishments.

Complete hydropower solutions for the most demanding applications

Wärtsilä provides products engineered to withstand some of the harshest marine environments. This, together with extensive experience in the power generation industry, enables Wärtsilä to deliver high quality, reliable products and services to the market, reducing customers’ downtime and maximizing operational output. Harald Brodmann, Global Segment Manager says, “Wärtsilä has served hydro and industrial markets for a long time, and we have gained expertise in these industries. We aim to provide customers with a complete solution which supports their success, while creating value through innovation. This really is an unparalleled offering.”

Tailor-made solutions for individual customer needs

By offering consultation services and a broad spectrum of engineering capabilities, Wärtsilä can design solutions to meet specific service requirements for existing installations, which is particularly important when dealing with aging assets. The aim is to ensure continuous optimised performance throughout their operational lifecycle.

Pierpaolo Barbone, President of Wärtsilä Services & Executive Vice President of Wärtsilä Corporation says, “The changing competitive landscape and diversity of customer expectations create the need to continuously adapt our operating models. We believe that in the hydropower and industrial markets we can create value for our customers, and grow together with them.”

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Caption: Wärtsilä Hydro & Industrial services – Keeping the power flowing 

For further information, please contact:

Mr Harald Brodmann
Global Segment Manager
Tel: +49 4075 1900

Mrs Alex Peacock
Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 (0)23 9240 0121


Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.