Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental
and economic performance.
1979 Wärtsilä Power, Inc (now Wärtsilä North America, Inc.) is incorporated & headquartered in New Orleans, LA
1980 Doran, Inc. (now Wartsila Defense, Inc.) begins operations in Chesapeake, VA, as a propeller repair facility
1988 Facility is opened in Seattle, WA
1989 Facility is opened in Miami, FL Headquarters moves to Chestertown, MD. 1st location to house all 3 business areas(Service, Power, Ship Power). New Orleans facility remains operational
1993 Annapolis, MD, established as the new U.S. Headquarters
1997 Miami Facility relocates to Ft. Lauderdale, FL. New facility provides room for Service Training Center, Inventory from other offices, and Service group moves to this new location from Annapolis
1999 Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. establishes headquarters in Chesapeake, VA, by consolidating marine shaft sealing business in Buffalo Grove, IL, with a submarine propeller repair facility
2000 Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. enters the complete propulsion systems market
2003 U.S. Headquarters was established in Houston, TX. All three business areas are present in new location. Annapolis office remains open as a Power Plants sales office Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. enters the waterjet
propulsion market Facility is opened in Long Beach, CA, to be near the slow-speed engine/cruise industry
2005 Assets of Gerhardt, Inc. are acquired by Wärtsilä North America, Inc.
2008 All Gerhardt, Inc. locations change name to Wärtsilä North America, Inc. Assets of CISERV USA are acquired by Wärtsilä North America, Inc. Wärtsilä Defense,
Inc. doubles propeller repair capacity through building expansion and new construction
2011 Wärtsilä signs order to equip first ever U.S. flagged LNG offshore vessel A Wärtsilä hybrid diesel propulsion system is donated to the Engineering Department at
the State University of New York, Maritime College. The facility is named "Wärtsilä Lab." The NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony is co-hosted by Wärtsilä and SUNY, Maritime College
2012 Assets of Hamworthy plc are acquired by Wärtsilä Wärtsilä donates controllable pitch propulsion system to the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. The NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony is hosted by Wärtsilä
2014 Facility in Seattle relocates to be closer to the Port of Seattle
2015 Wärtsilä hosts Nasdaq Opening Bell Ceremony in honor of its 100th anniversary as a stock-listed company. New Orleans facilities relocate closer to petrochemical, offshore, and LNG industries. Wärtsilä completes the acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International.