Wärtsilä launches new online platform for its Encyclopedia of Marine Technology

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 6 June 2016 at 10:00 UTC+2
  • Encyclopedia

A new online platform for the popular Wärtsilä Encyclopedia of Marine Technology, formerly known as the Encyclopedia of Ship Technology by Wärtsilä, is being launched. The new site is more user-friendly and has more links to relevant internal and external data than the previous platform. It also has common functionality with the existing wartsila.com website and better connections with social media sites, thereby enabling sharing and more convenient user interaction.

The launch of the new online platform is to be announced during the CIMAC World Congress, a forum for the combustion engine industry, which is being held in Helsinki, Finland from June 6 to 10 this year. Wärtsilä is a main sponsor of the event.

The Encyclopedia is part of Wärtsilä’s ongoing industry support programme aimed at helping current and future marine engineers, naval architects, and other industry specialists. It also provides valuable assistance to anyone reviewing the shipbuilding trends that are moving the industry forward. The site provides definitions for current terminology used in the marine industry’s technical vocabulary.

“The Wärtsilä Encyclopedia of Marine Technology is a practical means of passing on the company’s know-how and experience to others. At the same time, as a technology leader in this field, we recognise our obligation to give something back to the industry we serve,” says Jaakko Eskola, President & CEO, Wärtsilä Corporation.

“We are pleased to introduce the new online platform as it will make it easier for readers to access and use the information provided. It also strengthens our commitment to move into the digital future along with our customers and stakeholders,” says Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

The second edition of the Encyclopedia was launched in June 2015 at the Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference in Oslo, Norway. The first version was published in 2008, and the rapid development of new technologies led to the need for a second edition.

Link to the new Wärtsilä Encyclopedia of Marine Technology platform:

Press Release, 1 June 2015; Wärtsilä to launch 2nd edition of its Encyclopedia of Ship Technology at Nor-Shipping

Link to the screen shot of the new home page

Media contacts:

Ms Banu Kannu
General Manager Marketing
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +86 5858 5500

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439


Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.