Innovating for sustainable societies
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, Wärtsilä plays a key role in providing environmentally sound solutions and services that enable its customers to develop their businesses in a sustainable way. This forms the basis of the company's offering and sustainability approach, and is supported by its strong commitment to responsible business conduct.
Climate change, combined with the world's growing energy needs and the scarcity of natural resources, is increasing the demand for clean and flexible energy and the need for efficient and smart transportation. To secure its leading position at the forefront of sustainable innovation, Wärtsilä continuously invests in developing technologies that benefit the entire power system and marine ecosystem. Innovation and product development, plus the willingness to explore new technologies, are essential for meeting current customer needs, future requirements, and for remaining an industrial frontrunner.
Wärtsilä develops smart and sustainable solutions across a broad front, including technologies related to efficiency improvement, the reduction of gaseous and liquid emissions, waste reduction, noise abatement, as well as effluent and ballast water treatment. The company's 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. Wärtsilä actively seeks to utilise opportunities provided by the digital transformation taking place in the maritime and energy sectors. Wärtsilä’s commitment to investing in research and product development benefits its customers as well as the environment, both in the short term and over a longer time span.
The key features of Wärtsilä's environmentally sound solutions include:
- Reliability, safety, and long life span
- Low emission levels
- Renewable energy integration with engines and storage systems
- Fuel flexibility
- Efficiency improvement with lower lifecycle costs
- Low water consumption
- Design and operational optimisation of vessels
By combining these key features, and understanding the system level benefits of its offering, Wärtsilä is able to provide solutions that enable the development of sustainable shipping and power systems.