Innovating for sustainability

Future of sustainable fuels

Wärtsilä’s purpose is to enable sustainable societies with smart technologies. As a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, we play a key role in providing our customers with sustainable solutions and services that maximise their environmental performance. This is the cornerstone of our commitment to sustainability, and it is supported by our strong focus on responsible business conduct.

Creating a sustainable future through R&D

The call for climate action, together with the world's growing energy demand and scarcity of natural resources, is increasing the need to speed up the transition towards clean and flexible energy and low-emission and smart transportation. Wärtsilä continuously invests in developing technologies for a 100% renewable energy future and a Smart Marine Ecosystem. Sustainable innovation and product development, added with our strong emphasis on digitalisation and smart technologies, are essential for meeting current customer needs, future requirements, and for remaining an industrial frontrunner.

Wärtsilä develops sustainable solutions across a broad front, including technologies related to efficiency improvement, fuel flexibility, the reduction of gaseous and liquid emissions, waste treatment, noise abatement, hybrid and energy storage systems, as well as effluent and ballast water treatment. Our proactive approach to meeting future demand has resulted in the development of both primary and secondary abatement technologies and has broadened the range of usable fuels. Moreover, Wärtsilä actively develops digital innovations and advanced data analytics systems for the maritime and energy sectors. We offer intelligent digital solutions and services to collect, analyse, monitor, and report data in order to optimise operations and reduce emissions.


Key features of our environmental solutions and services

Our commitment to investing in research and product development benefits our customers as well as the environment, both in the short term and over a longer time span. The key features of our environmental solutions and services include:

  • Compliance with environmental regulations
  • Lifecycle support and optimisation
  • Reliability, safety, and a long lifespan
  • High efficiency
  • Digital intelligence
  • Low emission levels
  • Renewable energy integration with engines and storage systems
  • Fuel flexibility
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Low water consumption

By combining these key features, and understanding the system level benefits of our offering, we are able to provide solutions that enable the development of sustainable shipping and power systems.

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