• 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.

  • Bright future for PV solar power

    Variations in solar irradiance, which cause sudden peaks and troughs in photovoltaic (PV) power generation, present a challenge to grids and operators. Wärtsilä’s Smart Power Generation provides grid-scale solutions for this challenge and, by now entering the solar business, Wärtsilä can offer a one-stop-shop solution for both island mode and off-grid locations.

  • 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.

  • From Guinness World Record to Arctic Waters

    The world’s most efficient engine, Wärtsilä 31, has passed yet another milestone – a successful factory acceptance test in front of a satisfied customer. The first Wärtsilä 31 engines are soon to be installed in a new icebreaker, built by Vyborg SY, which will then head to the Arctic.

  • Marathon champion Tegla Loroupe builds peace through education and sports

    The runner builds peace through education and sports.

  • Pumps that are second to none

    Supported by more than 100 years’ experience of pump design and manufacturing, it comes as no surprise that Wärtsilä is one of the world’s leading providers of pumps for marine and offshore installations.

  • LNG value chain optimisation – Case Aruba

    Reducing the cost of LNG or gas at its final destination requires optimising an often complex LNG logistic chain with lots of variables. Wärtsilä’s LNG value chain optimisation tool takes into account key parameters, like LNG purchase price, terminal EPC cost and charter rates, to work out the optimal solution that gives the lowest cost of LNG at the final destination.

  • Southeast Asia’s shipyards pin hopes on liftboat vessels

    As orders for jackups and offshore vessels vanish, yards in SE Asia are betting on liftboats to fill the gap.

  • Full LNG solution propels BC Ferries forward

    As BC Ferries makes the switch to LNG, Wärtsilä is supplying more than just the equipment – they have been a partner through every stage of the process, from initial design and installation to staff training and on-going support.

  • 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.

  • Manage your assets with a click of your mouse

    As the implementation of Wärtsilä Online services continues apace, customers are reaping the benefits. The system gives them unprecedented access to real-time information about their installations and the status of their deliveries, as well as direct contact with Wärtsilä Technical Services.

  • Never an opportunity wasted

    One of the problems with industrial waste is how to dispose of it in an environmentally-conscious way. A new project in Norway makes it possible to turn some of that trash into treasure – in the form of biogas – and to make it accessible for use as clean fuel for large vehicles.

  • Let's talk combustion engines

    What are the most important inventions that have turned our modern society to what it is today? Ask Google, and chances are that the steam engine will show up in almost every single 'listicle' you'll come across. And for good reasons.

  • Small carriers diversify the LNG fleet

    A new breed of LNG consumers has spurred on smaller-scale deliveries. Forward-thinking companies are taking note, not least Wärtsilä, whose cargo handling systems can easily be adapted to all size requirements.

  • LNG through and through

    Ever since Mathias Jansson wrote his master’s thesis for Wärtsilä, he has been thinking about how to use LNG. In his early years at Wärtsilä, he had the opportunity to experience and learn about the whole spectrum of tasks from development, sourcing and engineering to delivery for the first LNG fuel conversion project of the Bit Viking for Tarbit Shipping.

  • Wärtsilä supports Sailing Team Finland on their way to Rio

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

  • The value of expediency

    Regasifying and storing LNG offshore has allowed customers to import gas without committing to land-based infrastructure. The option also speeds up access to vast amounts of energy.

  • Australia's shift to marine fuel LNG stalled in port

    Australia has been tipped to overtake Qatar as the world's largest LNG exporter by 2020, but moves to adopt this readily available resource as a domestic marine fuel have so far remained in the doldrums. Industry insiders point to political, logistical and market factors holding up the change.

  • 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.

  • Guaranteed power supply with significant cost savings

    Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Kronospan Ltd., a leading manufacturer and distributor of wood-based panels. According to the agreement, Wärtsilä will help ensure a constant power supply to Kronospan’s production facility in Chirk, Wrexham, United Kingdom.

  • Small is the new black

    The large-scale LNG carrier market appears to have reached saturation – at least in the short term – but the less developed small-scale market still represents plenty of opportunities. Twentyfour7. examines when and under what circumstances it makes most sense to use a smaller gas carrier.

  • The island of the stubborn

    Being an innovator costs money, but long-term dedication to LNG and cutting-edge technology give Norwegian shipowners Eidesvik a green and commercial edge that could expand beyond the oil-rich swell of the North Sea.

  • The end of the line

    The small town of Marquette in northernmost Michigan can rely on no one else for its energy needs. So when its coal units crept dangerously close to “mothball age”, the community decided to invest in dual-fuel technology from Wärtsilä.

  • A life at sea

    Getting out of bed in the dead of night, making a flask of hot coffee and leaving your family behind as you head out into the rough water for a day at sea. For some, it’s a lonely, solitary thought and the stuff of nightmares. For others, it’s a life-long love affair.

  • The summer trainee who never left

    In Roger Holm’s career, Wärtsilä was his first stop – as a summer trainee at the Vaasa unit – and he’s stayed put ever since. Now, 18 years later, he takes over at Marine Solutions. While the company has evolved, he still sees the traits that brought him to Wärtsilä in the first place: passionate people and a strong will to get things done.

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