Hydro & Industrial Services
Keeping the Power Flowing

Respected Hydropower Expert Jim Kerr Joins New Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial Solutions Team as Technical Manager

Jim KerrKerr will continue to build upon recent research and development projects for Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial Solutions, when he acted as Senior Hydro Consultant.  Now, as Technical Manager, Jim will continue to develop strategic business relationships with Global Hydro OEM’s and other industry-leading service providers.

Based in the U.S., Kerr brings 34 years of experience in the Hydropower industry.  From project engineering and management to senior mechanical engineering, he has expertise in working with consultants, vendors, owners, and regulatory agencies.  His design leadership experience encompasses all aspects of the hydroelectric industry and he has served as a senior agency engineer responsible for establishing and updating national design standard practices.

“Now Jim is a permanent member of the team, this will only strengthen Wärtsilä’s strategic development in this sector.  We are already closing the gap between existing product and service providers.  We can offer a comprehensive solution which is completely new to this market, and provide value through innovation,” said Harald Brodmann, Global Segment Manager, Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial.

Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial Solutions can provide innovative OEM products and solutions for New-Build Providers and Operators that optimise both environmental and economic performance.  As part of the Global Wärtsilä Corporation, Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial Solutions will utilise its global engineering, manufacturing and service capabilities to provide the best solutions possible.  No other provider currently has the capability to offer a full range of solutions such as this on this scale.

Jim said, “I’m excited to help the hydro industry make use of Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial’s extensive service, manufacturing and repair capabilities. Wärtsilä’s extensive background in marine repair will translate very well to the hydro industry.”

Jim Kerr and the Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial team will be at Hydrovision International 2015 held in Portland, OR, in July.  For more information on Wärtsilä Hydro and Industrial Solutions contact hydroandindustrial@wartsila.com.

Contact: Elly Townsend, Marketing Coordinator, Wärtsilä Seals and Bearings
Email: elly.townsend@wartsila.com

About Wärtsilä Services
Wärtsilä is a global supplier of a full range of products, solutions and services for the marine industry.  This capability is backed by the industry’s most complete network of service and repair facilities with operations in more than 160 locations in some 70 countries.  The company’s Services & Support Business has the broadest offering in the industry.  It ranges from basic support, installation and commissioning, performance optimization, upgrades, conversions and environmental solutions to service projects and agreements focusing on overall equipment performance and asset management.

About Wärtsilä Corporation
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2013, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,700 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.

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