Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 24 April 2008, at 16.15 EET
Wärtsilä has acquired the Danish company International Combustion Engineering A/S (I.C.E.). I.C.E. specializes in project engineering and the service and repair of steam boilers and ancillary burner systems. The company has its headquarters in Aalborg, Denmark.
The acquisition of I.C.E. will expand Wärtsilä’s service offering into the new category of boiler services. This new service category will further improve Wärtsilä’s competitiveness as a leading total services provider.
I.C.E. has a strong market position, particularly with merchant vessels, while its major customers are shipping companies around the world. The company also has a trading division that supplies spare parts for boiler and burner systems. Furthermore, I.C.E. has the potential for strong global growth, and for expansion into segments such as offshore, cruise & ferry and special vessels, as well as to non-marine related industrial and land based power plant applications.
The company’s annual net sales amounted to 46,8 million Danish crowns (EUR 6.3 million) in 2007. In Denmark, I.C.E. currently employs 30 full time people. I.C.E.’s businesses will be integrated into Wärtsilä Services business in Denmark and all personnel will continue as Wärtsilä employees. The value of the deal is not published.
“I.C.E.’s excellent know-how of boiler services is a very welcome addition to Wärtsilä’s service offering. The acquisition will further expand Wärtsilä’s competitiveness and position as the number one global service provider”, says Mr Tage Blomberg, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Services.
Tage Blomberg, Group Vice President, Wärtsilä Services, tel. +358-40-5057568
Uffe Nyborg Johansen, President, Services, Wärtsilä Denmark, tel. +45-99569956
Roland Pedersen, Managing Director, I.C.E. A/S, tel. +45-6372000
Atte Palomäki, Group Vice President, Corporate Communications, Wärtsilä Corporation, tel. +358-40-5476390
Wärtsilä in brief
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 17,000 professionals manning 160 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland.