Wärtsilä's Smart Technology Hub
Wärtsilä is building the Smart Technology Hub, a new centre of research, product development and production, in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. The Smart Technology Hub is the latest tangible step in Wärtsilä's vision of smart shipping and a smart
energy sector. The hub will be unique in its field, enabling more agile, more efficient testing and product development of solutions for the maritime, oil and gas industries, as well as new energy systems. The Smart Technology Hub will invite other
operators in the sectors and researchers to collaborate. The vision is to create a partners' campus where research and product development take place in tandem with Wärtsilä's customers and suppliers, start-ups in the sector and universities.
As a part of the project, Wärtsilä is investing EUR 83 million in modern testing and production technology for the hub. The total investment in the Smart Technology Hub will be in the region of EUR 200 million, consisting
of office and factory buildings, logistics and infrastructure. As of 2020, all of Wärtsilä's functions and personnel in central Vaasa will transfer to the new hub, along with the logistics and maintenance workshop operations from Runsor.