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Please find below a list articles used in our customer magazine Twentyfour7. and our technical journal In Detail as well as other Wärtsilä-produced articles. You can also find Twentyfour7. articles on the dedicated website.

  • 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.

  • Dredging the depths of the ballast water problem

    Ballast water is considered one of the greatest threats to our planet's biodiversity, a dangerously efficient medium for spreading invasive species that can wreak havoc on aquatic habitats. Along with the growth in global shipping, the invasion process has been picking up steam in recent decades, as have efforts to stem this destructive tide.

  • Q&A with Hans Laheij about Marintec 2015

    Marintec China – one of the largest and most important events in the global marine exhibition circuit – will take place in Shanghai, China from 1 to 4 December.

  • Off the beaten track with an extra eye

    With a private yacht you can sail wherever you want to go. But as you go searching for that perfect private beach, the challenge is that the remote area is seldom navigated. That’s where a forward-looking sonar comes in handy.

  • Slush came to town

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something cool. Wärtsilä went to Slush to find the right partner for taking digitalisation in the marine industry to a new level.

  • Creating Optimal LNG Storage Solutions

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) has taken a firm foothold as the marine fuel of the future, a fact that is clear to many stakeholders in the shipping industry.

  • Turn this way

    An innovative new Wärtsilä thruster offers captains manoeuvrability and, thanks to its lean and compact design, is easy to integrate and install by the shipyard.

  • Wärtsilä feeder vessels designed to maximise profitability

    Under the strain of the high cost of fuel, combined with stricter emission regulations, profit margins in shipping are being squeezed ever tighter. The winners are those who are able to reduce their costs and optimise the way they use their fleets. This is why Wärtsilä’s new feeder vessels are specially designed for customers seeking maximum fuel efficiency and effective vessel utilisation.

  • Picturing the future literally

    The pen might be mightier than the sword, but a picture can be pretty powerful too. Juhana Arkio and his team use pictures to prepare for the future.

  • Wärtsilä separation technology ordered for Johan Sverdrup field

    Within a decade, more than a tenth of all oil from the Norwegian continental shelf will pass through Wärtsilä’s patented VIEC system – an environmentally sounder oil-water separating process.

  • We are the Catalysts of Change

    Minna Rouru is Wärtsilä’s Human Resources (HR) Director for the Middle East & Asia, and also a member of the Gastech Women In Energy Advisory Committee.

  • Slow steam ahead!

    Sometimes less speed can be king, too. Wärtsilä's Busser project introduces Ultra Slow Steaming. Yeah, that's right. Ultra Slow.

  • On the brink of change

    For decades, people and goods have moved freely between continents at increasing speeds. But, for the shipping industry, the greatest catalysts of globalisation have yet to set in.

  • Feeding frenzy

    Unlike the colossal supertankers and 400-metre container giants that sail between the world’s largest ports, feeder vessels rarely attract much media attention. However, without these small, vital carriers to link it all together, global shipping would soon come to a complete standstill.

  • Q&A with Timo Koponen about Gastech 2015

    What is Wärtsilä hoping to achieve at Gastech 2015? ​Our story continues with the same message that we took off with during the last Gastech 18 months ago – that we are a serious player in the Gas Value Chain. This time with more details and more concrete elements and examples.

  • Let's look it up!

    There have been talks of encyclopedias becoming redundant as all information you need can be found on the internet. Jan Babicz disagrees. The author behind the indispensable Wärtsilä Encyclopedia of Ship Technology says it takes an expert to really tell what is reliable information.

  • LNG plus ‘one-stop-shopping’ can help South Korean shipyards survive slump

    The shipbuilding industry continues to suffer from the dual impact of vessel overcapacity and the fall in oil prices, which has brought offshore investments to a virtual standstill. The latter has been particularly painful for South Korean yards, with the result that losses and lay-offs have been felt by even the bigger yards. This, in turn, is having a ‘knock-on’ effect on providers of marine solutions.

  • Why fuel pumps matter

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is widely viewed as the fuel of the future. But in order to be both safe and cost-efficient, LNG operations need to be combined with the right fuel pump. This is why Wärtsilä has developed the Wärtsilä Svanehøj EFP, a specially designed ECA fuel pump that meets the market’s demands for highly efficient, environmentally friendly LNG-compliant solutions.

  • Backwards into the future

    Science geek turned clean-energy CEO Geof Syphers says that solving problems backwards is the key to unlocking solar power’s enormous potential in the state of California. A falling monkey, wastewater ponds and old-fashioned number crunching also played their parts.

  • Virtual engineering for enhanced services

    Digitalisation is fundamentally changing the way marine and power plant maintenance services are conducted. It enables new kind of services that utilise Big Data and advanced data analysis to help companies increase the efficiency of their operations and optimise the performance of their assets.

  • Peninsula mode

    A dual-fuel internal combustion engine (ICE) plant in Oman is a milestone in a country that has traditionally relied on gas turbines, much like its Middle Eastern neighbours. Set to power both the grid and local employment on the peninsula that’s home to the Musandam Governorate, the power plant will be able to meet demand variations from 10 to 120 MW.

  • Setting sail for Olympic glory

    Silja Kanerva and Sinem Kurtbay do not have the typical lives of two young women in Finland. In 2012, Kanerva won a bronze medal in match racing at the London Olympics, and the following year she and Kurtbay teamed up in the 49er FX class. Together, they are now focused on one single goal – next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Wärtsilä is helping them get there.

  • The pioneering spirit

    How do you count success in the Gulf of Mexico when you’re trying to introduce LNG as the go-to fuel in a notoriously conservative industry? By the number of Coast Guard officers watching your every move, of course.

  • A great day celebrating a great project

    A couple of weeks ago an eminent group of VIPs gathered outside Amman for the inauguration of the largest tri-fuel engine power plant in history.

  • The Innovation Enabler

    For innovative solutions to come into being you need an initial idea. Ideas pop into our heads all the time.

  • Monitoring on the go

    Wearables are projected to be the next big thing when it comes to tech gadgets we all must get our hands on.

  • Defining true flexibility

    A comparison of gas-fired power generating technologies. Power plant flexibility is recognized as a vital tool to manage variable renewable energy production and provide grid support services.

  • Listening to the voice of the customer

    According to Wärtsilä’s extensive research and customer value analysis, the most common needs to be fulfilled by propulsion monitoring service are increased scheduled availability, detection of potential failures, health preservation, and long-term predictability.

  • Wärtsilä boosts LNG capacity in Nordic countries

    Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is currently the world’s fastest-growing energy source. By 2030, global LNG demand is expected to be almost double what it was in 2012, says a recent study by global consulting firm EY. Wärtsilä is responding to accelerating demand in Europe’s northernmost regions by building a brand-new LNG terminal in Tornio, Finland.

  • Wärtsilä in the digital age

    Digitalisation has been on a forward march for years now, changing the way business is conducted and how people connect. We asked Ari-Pekka Saarikangas, Director of Asset Performance Optimisation, what the future holds for Wärtsilä and its customers in the digital age.

  • Harvesting power for a fitful lady

    Running simulations on a computer is one thing, getting your hands on real-life data is another. When the two matched, in the case of the Viking Lady, Wärtsilä could confirm that it had cut yearly fuel expenditure for its green-minded client Eidesvik by 15 percent.

  • A 1.2 billion dollar tilt

    Working on a tight schedule, across continents and divisions, Wärtsilä salvaged both the sunken rig, Odfjell’s Deepsea Aberdeen, and a billion-dollar contract. Along the way, the team learned the value of mud.

  • Tanker trio streamlines the waterline

    Heading below the waterline allowed Wärtsilä engineers to redesign its Aframax hull, increasing flow to the propeller and improving efficiency. Several green-tech touches completed the makeover, which created a splash at the tanker launch at Posidonia.

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