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    Wartsila to optimise performance and uptime of four Songa Offshore drilling rigs [Mar 2017] The technology group Wartsila has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wartsila, Songa Offshore ensures optimal performance and maximum availability
    Wartsila launches SmartPredict to provide safer ship manoeuvring guidance [Mar 2017] The technology group Wartsila launches its latest innovation SmartPredict at this year's Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from March 13 to 16. Developed by the company's Dynamic Positioning unit, SmartPredict is designed to provide safer and more efficient vessel operations
    Wartsila to maximise availability and secure safe operations of PGS's seismic vessel fleet [Feb 2017] Wartsila and PGS Geophysical AS have signed a service agreement that makes Wartsila the preferred service supplier for engines and other Wartsila equipment. According to the agreement, Wartsila will take care of the maintenance of engines and propulsion systems on board PGS's fleet of 8 seismic vessels,
    Wartsila Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels [Jan 2017] Four new 3300 TEU container vessels being built for the French shipping group, CMA CGM, will feature Wartsila Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series of vessels for which the same owner has selected the Wartsila BWMS solution, making a total of ten ships in all.
    Wartsila to optimise maintenance and engine performance of Tallink's new M/S Megastar [Jan 2017] Wartsila has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based AS Tallink Grupp for their new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn - Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland. Megastar starts operation on 29 January 2017. The ferry is powered by Wartsila dual-fuel engines which operate primarily
    Wartsila and Carnival Corporation announce strategic performance-based partnership [Jan 2017] Wartsila and Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, announced today that they have signed a comprehensive, 12-year agreement that strengthens their existing partnership and joint continuous improvement efforts to maintain the highest possible levels .
    Wartsila carries out fast and efficient repowering of Italian ferry Moby Zaza [Jan 2017] The Italian ferry company Moby S.p.A has chosen Wartsila to carry out the repowering of its passenger ferry MV Moby Zaza. Wartsila was chosen as a partner because of its ability to provide the fastest delivery of the complete system and thus minimising the downtime of the vessel. Moby Zaza is the last one in a series of
    Wartsila increases operational safety and predictability for two LNG carriers of MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd. [Jan 2017] Wartsila has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe Ltd., an affiliate of the Japanese MOL Group. The agreement, which covers two LNG carriers, increases the predictability of the vessels' operations, enhances safety and reduces operational costs.
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    Wartsila to supply Germany with groundbreaking biohybrid plant [Dec 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract to supply a biohybrid production plant to the German energy company, Erdgas Sudwest GmbH. The new plant will produce both bioLNG (liquefied biogas) and LNG. The contract with Wartsila was signed in December, and delivery will be made on a fast-track basis.
    Wartsila's technical support increases reliability of Large Cutter Dredger Cassiopeia V [Dec 2016] Wartsila will provide extensive technical support and advisory services for Singapore-based large cutter dredger Cassiopeia V. The five-year Technical Management Agreement includes Dynamic Maintenance Planning and is complemented by Advanced Technical Support to ensure the reliability and availability of the vessel.
    Wartsila optimises the performance of Albacora's fishing fleet [Dec 2016] Wartsila has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement to optimise the performance of ten of the Spanish company Albacora S.A.'s fishing vessels. The 5-year agreement was tailored to meet the requirements of Albacora's fleet management, providing technical assistance and maintenance planning for fishing vessels operating around the world.
    Energy-saving Wartsila EnergoProFin propeller cap increases efficiency of controllable and fixed pitch propellers [Dec 2016] Wartsila EnergoProFin is a state-of-the-art energy saving solution that increases propeller efficiency and creates fuel savings of up to five percent. The solution is now available for both controllable pitch propellers (CPP) as well as fixed pitch propellers (FPP),
    Wartsila enters dry waste treatment business for cruise ships [Dec 2016] Wartsila has recently developed a complete offering for handling dry waste in cruise ships. This new offering complements the company's extensive portfolio for handling wet waste, thus providing a total waste management offering. Waste treatment is a key element of the global shipping industry's
    Wartsila Sternguard In-water Serviceable Seal Wins Dredging Innovation category at Dredging & Port Construction Innovation Awards [Nov 2016] Wartsila Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal (IWSS) has won its third award. The ground-breaking seal received the award for Innovation in Dredging Equipment at the Dredging & Port Construction (DPC) Innovation Awards 2016.
    Wartsila Seals & Bearings: Press Release 7th November 2016 [Nov 2016] The Wartsila Sternguard In-water Serviceable Seal has won the Technical Innovation award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards for the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa. The award was presented in a ceremony held on 31 October 2016 in Dubai. Wartsila Sternguard In-water Serviceable Seal was also chosen as the winner of
    Wartsila's service ensures a reliable and pleasant cruise for passengers of M/S Artania [Nov 2016] Ship management company V.Ships has chosen Wartsila to provide maintenance services for its long term client Phoenix Reisen's cruise vessel M/S Artania. Increased predictability of maintenance operations and recommendations on how to optimise the engine's fuel consumption help V.Ships improve
    Wartsila Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems the first to be flag approved in Asia [Oct 2016] The Singapore flag state authorities have approved Wartsila's exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems, making it the first EGC to be approved by an Asian flag authority. The approvals relate to Wartsila EGC systems ordered for two new RoRo vessels owned by a Japanese shipowner and currently being operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics,
    Wartsila to power Mediterranean's first LNG fuelled passenger ferry [Oct 2016] Wartsila has signed a contract with Construcciones Navales del Norte SL (LaNaval) shipyard in Sestao, Spain for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation for a new RoRo passenger ferry. There is also an option for a second vessel. The ship is being built for Spanish owner Balearia,
    Successful delivery of Chinese vessels featuring Wartsila ship design [Oct 2016] Two new Wartsila designed Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels were delivered from the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group yard in China during the second week of September. The ships have been built for China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL), the largest fleet owner of offshore service vessels in China.
    Unique Dynamic Lighting system by Wartsila Funa creates a special look for Dream Cruise's stunning new cruise ship [Sep 2016] Wartsila is supplying a special external lighting system for a new cruise ship currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 150,000 GRT vessel, the "Genting Dream", has been ordered by Dream Cruises, part of Genting Hong Kong,
    Wartsila 31 engine's high efficiency makes it the choice for new Danish ferry [Sep 2016] A new 158 metre long car and passenger ferry being built for Danish operator Mols-Linien, will be powered by two 8-cylinder Wartsila 31 main engines. The ship is being built at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Finland. The order is recorded in the third quarter of 2016.
    Wartsila wins Nacos Platinum systems contract for four new cruise ships [Sep 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract to supply a broad range of integrated automation, navigation and dynamic positioning equipment, as well as the complete uninterruptable power systems (UPS) for four new cruise ships. Two of the vessels are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany,
    Wartsila to supply comprehensive scope of solutions for four new Swedish LNG fuelled tankers [Sep 2016] Wartsila, the leading provider of LNG fuel solutions to the marine industry, has been awarded a contract covering four newbuild tanker vessels. The ships are to be built at the Avic Dingheng shipyard in China, on behalf of three Swedish owners; Furetank (2 vessels), Alvtank, and Thun Tankers,
    Wartsila 31 engine to power new fishing vessel [Sep 2016] The Wartsila 31 engine, which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world's most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, has been chosen as the main engine for a new purse seiner/trawler being built by the Danish shipbuilder Karstensen Shipyard. The ship will be owned by Peter Hepsø Rederi AS based in Norway.
    Wartsila presents its 'visions of future shipping' [Sep 2016] Wartsila has set out its visions for the future of the shipping industry. The work on future visions has been prompted by the inevitable effect that growing global energy demand and increasingly stringent environmental legislation to combat climate change will have on the shipping sector. Additionally, Wartsila assesses various emerging trends,
    Wartsila introduces updated version of its Nacos Platinum navigation, automation and control system [Sep 2016] The Wartsila Nacos Platinum series of navigation, automation and control systems has been updated to include a number of new functions. The updated version will be introduced at the SMM conference and exhibition taking place in Hamburg, Germany from September 5 to 9.
    New Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to maximise uptime and reduce lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines [Sep 2016] Wartsila launches Wartsila Sea-Master system for monitoring the condition of tail shaft equipment. The Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to monitor shaft bearings and seals to help customers maximise uptime and lower lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines.
    Wartsila Ballast Water Management Systems chosen by Maersk Tankers for three tanker newbuildings [Aug 2016] Maersk Tankers A/S of Denmark has selected Wartsila's Electro Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for three new 50,000 DWT medium range (MR) tankers being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (Ningbo) yard in China. The order was signed in the second quarter of 2016.
    New Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to maximise uptime and reduce lifecycle costs of vessel shaft lines [Aug 2016] The new Wartsila Sea-Master system will be launched at SMM 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology in Hamburg 6 - 9 September 2016. The Wartsila Sea-Master system uses digital technology to monitor shaft bearings
    Wartsila and Gasum cooperation aims at developing LNG markets [Aug 2016] Wartsila and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications. The agreement was signed in Helsinki today, 29 August 2016. Wartsila provides the gas value chain technology know-how, while Gasum has the expertise in distributing
    Wartsila to supply re-gasification system for Norwegian ship conversion [Aug 2016] Wartsila has been contracted to supply the re-gasification system for an FSRU (Floating, Storage, Re-gasification Unit) conversion project that Hoegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel. The contract was signed in August. The Wartsila re-gasification system to be supplied will feature regas technology using water glycol
    Wartsila's new stern trawler design offers greater fuel efficiency [Aug 2016] Wartsila Ship Design has introduced a new optimised stern trawler design that will reduce fuel consumption and notably increase overall vessel efficiency compared to currently available designs. The propulsion system is based upon the Wartsila 31 engine, which has been recognised by Guinness World Records
    New hybrid UK ferry will feature a broad range of Wartsila solutions for environmental efficiency [Jul 2016] A new ferry being built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey for UK operator Wightlink, will feature a comprehensive range of modern Wartsila equipment and systems to ensure a high level of environmental efficiency. In addition to conventional fuel, the new vessel will be the first ferry to utilise Wartsila hybrid battery technology to
    Wartsila optimises Eckero's engine performance with customised service package [Jul 2016] Wartsila and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckero have extended their long-term maintenance agreement for Eckero's entire fleet of five vessels. Wartsila is providing leading digital maintenance concepts to meet the customer's needs. The five-year agreement between Wartsila and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckero covers five vessels.
    Wartsila Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal shortlisted for the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2016 [Jul 2016] Wartsila Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal has been selected as one of seven finalists for the Maritime Engineering Innovation Award at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2016. The award recognises an innovative project or technology which has demonstrated or has verified potential to move shipping forward.
    Wartsila in coalition to promote LNG as a marine fuel [Jul 2016] Wartsila and other leading marine industry players have formed a coalition, known as SEA/LNG, to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The coalition aims to help break down the barriers hindering the global development of LNG in marine applications, thereby improving the environmental performance of the shipping industry.
    Wartsila expands its service offering in the Canary Islands in cooperation with Zamakona Yards [Jun 2016] Wartsila, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, is enhancing its service offering by participating in a new maintenance hub in the Canary Islands. The facility, operated by one of Spain's biggest shipbuilding and ship repair groups, Zamakona Yards,
    Wartsila to power two new Indian dredgers [Jun 2016] Wartsila has won an order for two new 8000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers being built for the Adani group, India's largest private multi-port operator. The vessels are the first of a new IHC Beagle series designed by Royal IHC (IHC) of the Netherlands. IHC will also build the dredgers. The contract with Wartsila was signed in February, 2016.
    Wartsila powers the world's largest cruise ship, 'Harmony of the Seas' [Jun 2016] Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas, featuring Wartsila engines, propulsion equipment, exhaust scrubber systems, Wartsila NACOS Platinum navigation and dynamic positioning systems, as well as Wartsila CCTV systems and various electrical & automation solutions, is now in commercial operation.
    Design and technical aspects of the world's first LNG-powered icebreaker Polaris presented at CIMAC [Jun 2016] The design and technical features of Finland's newest icebreaker Polaris were presented on Monday 6th of June in Helsinki as part of the CIMAC World Congress. IB Polaris is the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built.
    New Wartsila Genius services help customers embrace digitalisation and optimise operations [Jun 2016] The Wartsila Genius service offering now supports customers' business even better than before. The newly launched Wartsila Offline vibration analysis service monitors the health of propulsion and other rotating equipment. In addition, Wartsila Engine efficiency monitoring service is now available for
    Wartsila to provide turnkey electrical systems for 4 new RoRo ferries [May 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new RoRo ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) yard in Germany. The electrical systems to be delivered include all products and services available from Wartsila SAM Electronics. The vessels are contracted
    Wartsila supports industry future with engine donation to Texas A&M University at Galveston [May 2016] Wartsila has donated an 8-cylinder Wartsila 20 engine and generating set, to the Marine Engineering Technology Department at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The donation represents a continuation of Wartsila's ongoing industry support programme aimed at helping future maritime sector leaders
    Wartsila to participate in LNG powered dry bulk carrier project [May 2016] Wartsila is to team up with an international group of shipping industry companies and organisations in a project to develop a concept for equipping future dry bulk carrier vessels with LNG propulsion. Project Forward is led by Athens-based Arista Shipping. It began officially in May 2015 with the aim of developing
    World record holding Wartsila 31 engine wins European Marine Engineering Conference award [Apr 2016] The Wartsila 31 engine, which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the world's most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, has won yet another award. At the European Marine Engineering Conference's gala dinner, held in Amsterdam on April 13, the Wartsila 31 was announced as
    Wartsila to deliver complete gas solution for two Canadian ferries to be converted by Remontowa for LNG operation [Apr 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract by Gdansk Shiprepair Yard "Remontowa" S.A., to supply a comprehensive scope of engines, propulsion machinery, integrated automation systems, and gas handling systems required for the mid-life upgrading of two RoPax ferries and
    Eight new Chinese container vessels to be powered by 32 Wartsila generating sets [Apr 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract to supply its Wartsila Auxpac 32 generating sets for eight new 13500 TEU container vessels being built for China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL). Four generating sets are needed for each vessel, making a total of 32 sets in all. The order was placed in March 2016
    Wartsila Ship Design chosen for offshore maintenance vessel [Apr 2016] Wartsila has been awarded the contract to provide the design for a new jack-up lift vessel. The contract was signed in March with a well known Chinese yard and there is an option for three more vessels. The Wartsila design is developed in collaboration with Altis, a consultancy company specialising in the lift boat market.
    Wartsila propellers will drive new Greek Aframax tankers [Mar 2016] TMS Tankers Ltd, one of the largest Greece based shipping fleet operators, has selected Wartsila fixed pitch propellers (FPPs) for its new vessels under construction in China. The order was placed with Wartsila's joint venture company in China, Wartsila CME Zhenjiang Propeller Co Ltd (WCME), in December 2015.
    Wartsila Nacos Platinum System selected for all three Maersk line new building projects [Mar 2016] Wartsila has been contracted to supply the Wartsila Nacos Platinum integrated navigation, automation, and propulsion control systems for 27 new container vessels being built for Denmark based Maersk Line A/S. The contracts with Wartsila were signed in July and October 2015, and January 2016.
    Wartsila to optimise maintenance and enhance engine performance for Nigerian Bonny Gas Transport [Mar 2016] Wartsila, a global leader in lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with the Nigerian gas transportation company Bonny Gas Transport Limited, (BGT), a subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Limited.
    Comprehensive scope of Wartsila solutions again chosen for new cruise vessels [Mar 2016] Two new cruise vessels being built for USA based Seabourn Cruise Line will feature a broad assortment of Wartsila propulsion, electrical and automation solutions. The ships are to be built at the Fincantieri yard in Italy. The 'Seabourn Encore' is already under construction and the 'Seabourn Ovation' is scheduled to join the Seabourn fleet in 2018.
    Wartsila research project eliminates problem of 'singing' propellers [Mar 2016] A joint research project carried out by Wartsila and City University London has succeeded in identifying the specific design parameters that create the risk of 'singing' propellers. Though rare, 'singing' is nevertheless an annoying problem that occurs as a strong tonal noise originating from the propeller,
    Wartsila to supply ship design for new type deep water dive support vessel [Feb 2016] Wartsila has signed a contract with Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Co Ltd to design a new type of deep water dive support vessel. The ship is to be built for China state-owned Shanghai Salvage Bureau (SSB), one of the largest professional salvage companies in China.
    Wartsila fuel flexibility supporting Japan's 'gas age' shipping sector [Feb 2016] A total of 16 new gas carrier ships being built in Japan for Japanese owners are to be powered by Wartsila dual-fuel engines capable of running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional diesel fuels. Wartsila's depth of experience and technological capabilities in gas fuelled propulsion solutions,
    Wartsila Ballast Water Management System chosen for new crane ship design [Feb 2016] A new crane ship designed by Netherlands based Royal IHC, a global leader in offshore, dredging and mining vessels, will feature the Wartsila Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The first vessel of this design is currently under construction at a shipyard in China.
    Wartsila signs maintenance agreement with Ensco for sustained cost savings and improved reliability [Jan 2016] Wartsila, the leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions and services, has signed a maintenance agreement with Ensco, a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. The agreement, signed in September 2015,
    Wartsila and Cavotec to develop world's first marine wireless charging and mooring concept [Jan 2016] An agreement has been signed between Wartsila and Cavotec to jointly develop the world's first combined induction charging and automatic mooring concept. Wartsila has developed a wireless charging system based on inductive power transfer.
    Wartsila to upgrade largest residential ship in the world [Jan 2016] "The World", the largest, private, residential ship on the seas, will be retrofitted with a Wartsila Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a Wartsila Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication purposes. The Wartsila Advanced Wastewater solution will replace an existing system and keep the vessel in full compliance
    Wartsila 20DF engine attains milestone 100 deliveries [Jan 2016] The 100th Wartsila 20DF dual-fuel engine is to be delivered this month, just 3,5 years after the first one was shipped from the factory. This milestone delivery is part of a shipment of three 8-cylinder Wartsila 20DF engines for a Ropax ferry under construction at the Remontowa shipyard in Poland for Canadian operator, BC Ferries.
    Wartsila design chosen to enable environmentally sustainable krill fishing in Antarctic waters [Jan 2016] The world's biggest and most modern krill fishing factory vessel is to be designed by Wartsila. The vessel will operate in the pristine waters of the Antarctic, a World Heritage site, and the Wartsila design provides an appropriately sustainable environmental solution. The contract,
    Wartsila to provide maintenance and performance optimisation for Prosafe's new flotels [Jan 2016] Wartsila, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, has signed a long-term maintenance agreement with Prosafe, the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels also known as flotels.
    Zero emissions featured with new Wartsila ferry concept [Jan 2016] A complete concept for a series of innovative and cost effective shuttle ferries, featuring zero or low emissions, is being launched by Wartsila. The concept has been developed in line with the Norwegian government's new environmental regulations for ferries emphasising the elimination of harmful emissions.
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    Maiden voyage for Germany's first newbuild LNG powered seagoing vessel - equipped with Wartsila's solutions [Dec 2015] The first ever newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled German seagoing vessel, which is powered by a complete Wartsila LNG propulsion solution, had its maiden voyage on December 11. The ship has been built at the Fr. Fassmer shipyard in Germany.
    Wartsila powered Harvey Gulf OSVs awarded Workboats of the Year title [Dec 2015] The annual Significant Boats awards programme, hosted by Workboat magazine, has recognised Harvey Gulf International Marine's LNG fuelled offshore supply vessels, powered by Wartsila engines, as the Workboats of the Year for 2015. The award was announced at the 2015 International Workboat Show in New Orleans.
    Wartsila develops inert gas solution for 17 new LNG Carriers [Dec 2015] Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea has contracted Wartsila to supply combined inert gas generators and gas combustion units for 17 new LNG Carrier vessels under construction at the company's yards. The vessels are being built for leading operators in Singapore, Greece, South Korea, Cyprus and Canada.
    Wartsila enables two icebreakers to operate in super arctic conditions [Dec 2015] Two new Aker Arctic designed icebreakers, under construction at the PJSC Vyborg Shipyard in Russia, will have their main power provided by Wartsila generating sets. The ships are being built for Gazprom Neft based in St.Petersburg, Russia. The contract was agreed between Wartsila and Ruselprom Group and was signed
    World leading Wartsila technologies chosen for new modern LNG Carrier [Dec 2015] A comprehensive scope of Wartsila solutions has been ordered for a new type of LNG Carrier vessel being built for Singapore based Saga LNG Shipping. The vessel will be constructed at China Merchants Heavy Industry's Haimen based shipyard in China's Eastern Jiangsu province and is set to be delivered in early 2018.
    Further orders for Wartsila Gas Cargo Handling Systems - 11 new Gas Carriers to rely on Wartsila [Dec 2015] Complete Wartsila Gas Cargo Handling Systems have been specified for a series of six new type Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs), as well as for two conventional VLGCs, and for three Medium Gas Carriers (MGCs). The ships are all being built in South Korea at the HHI and HMD facilities.
    Wartsila introduces the Wartsila Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal - the first seal that can be fully serviced underwater [Nov 2015] Wartsila, the marine and offshore industry's leading solutions and services provider, introduces an innovative new seal that can be fully serviced underwater, without setting up a habitat. The new Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal is the first product of
    Broad scope of Wartsila solutions ordered for the world's largest crane vessel [Nov 2015] A new semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV) to be built at the Sembcorp Marine Tuas Boulevard Yard in Singapore will feature a broad scope of Wartsila products, systems and solutions. The vessel is being built on behalf of Netherlands based Heerema Offshore Services and when completed will be the largest of its type, and the third largest vessel overall,
    Wartsila launches new digital services to enhance performance and predictability of customers' assets [Nov 2015] Wartsila, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, launches a new service portfolio, Wartsila Genius services to help Wartsila's customers seize the opportunities from digitalisation. The three product families under Wartsila Genius services
    Wartsila Ship Design to supply design for offshore vessel conversion [Nov 2015] Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wartsila Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the 'Viking II', for use as a hotel vessel. When completed, the rebuilt ship will be used to accommodate and transfer service personnel working on offshore wind farms.
    World's most efficient Pelagic Trawler to feature Wartsila design and propulsion machinery [Nov 2015] A new pelagic fishing trawler ordered by Scottish owner Mewstead LLP will be built according to a Wartsila design and will feature a broad scope of Wartsila propulsion machinery. The ship is to be built at the Nauta Shipyard in Poland and when completed will be the largest and most efficient ship of its type
    New support icebreaker in Antarctic featuring Wartsila propulsion machinery [Nov 2015] A new Polar Logistics Vessel being built for Terre Australes et Antarctiques Francaises (TAAF) and the French Polar Institute (IPEV), and which will be operated by the French Navy, is to be powered by Wartsila propulsion solutions. The ship has been contracted by Chantiers Piriou (Concarneau, France),
    Wartsila propulsion solution chosen for new LNG bunkering vessel [Nov 2015] A new 5800 m3 LNG bunker and feeder vessel, being built for Sirius Veder Gas AB at Royal Bodewes, Hoogezand, in the Netherlands, will be powered by a Wartsila propulsion solution. The contract with Wartsila was placed in September. The Wartsila propulsion package will comprise a 6-cylinder Wartsila 34DF dual-fuel main engine
    Wartsila Mobile LNG to enable small and medium scale LNG power generation [Oct 2015] A new LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage and regasification barge concept is introduced by Wartsila. This innovative solution provides a flexible means of meeting small to medium scale requirements where pure land-based LNG options are limited. Wartsila's Marine Solutions and
    Wartsila launches innovation contest for ideas to digitalise the marine industry [Oct 2015] Wartsila launches an innovation contest, Wartsila Marine Mastermind, aimed at start-up companies and entrepreneurs, in connection with the start-up event Slush. The purpose of the contest is to find new and unique digital services for the marine industry. The contest is open for existing companies as well as for
    Wartsila Ship Designs increasingly important for wind farm operations [Oct 2015] Wartsila has been contracted to supply the ship design for the 'Vestland Cygnus', a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) owned by Norway based Norside AS that is to be converted to serve as an offshore wind farm service vessel. The conversion will take place at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway. The contract with Wartsila was signed in October.
    First Wartsila 31 engines selected for state-of-the-art icebreaker [Oct 2015] The recently introduced Wartsila 31 engine, which has been acknowledged by Guinness World Records as being the world's most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, has been selected to power a state-of-the-art new generation icebreaker currently under construction at the PJSC Vyborg Shipyard.
    Wartsila launches innovative approach for hydropower & industrial plant operators [Oct 2015] Wartsila Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants worldwide.
    Wartsila to optimise the performance of GasLog's LNG carriers [Sep 2015] Wartsila, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has signed an extensive Maintenance Agreement with the GasLog LNG Services Limited to ensure the reliability of operation of GasLog's seven LNG carriers, each having a cargo capacity of 155,000 cbm. The agreement was signed in the first quarter of 2015
    Wartsila introduces new thruster aimed at river and inland waterway vessel applications [Sep 2015] Wartsila introduces the latest addition to its thruster product portfolio, the Wartsila WST-14 steerable thruster, which represents state-of-the-art azimuthing propeller technology. It is aimed primarily at inland waterway cargo vessel applications. The new thruster will provide increased reliability and efficiency,
    Wartsila appoints Roger Holm to lead the Marine Solutions business [Sep 2015] Mr Roger Holm (43) M.Sc. (Econ.), has been appointed President of Marine Solutions, Executive Vice President and member of the Board of Management of Wartsila Corporation, effective 1 November 2015. In this position, he is responsible for Wartsila's Marine Solutions business globally, and will report to President & CEO Mr Jaakko Eskola.
    Wartsila to supply complete propulsion solution for new Norwegian fishing vessel [Sep 2015] A new factory trawler fishing vessel being built for Norwegian marine trawling operator Halstensen Granit AS is to feature a complete Wartsila propulsion solution. The vessel is under construction at the Tersan yard in Turkey and the Wartsila equipment is scheduled for delivery in mid-2016.
    Wartsila wins large retrofit contract for Ballast Water Management Systems [Sep 2015] Eleven container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG, based in Germany, are to be retrofitted with Wartsila Aquarius Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is one of the largest single retrofit contracts thus far issued for BWMS solutions. The contract was signed in July.
    Wartsila wins two more regasification module contracts for LNG vessels [Aug 2015] South Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has placed two important contracts with Wartsila for seawater/propane based regasification modules. The systems are to be installed on FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit) vessels owned by Hoegh LNG, the Norway based leading owner and operator
    Wartsila awarded repeat order to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for 3 Finnlines vessels [Aug 2015] Finnlines, a leading Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wartsila to supply three of its vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems. Finnlines is part of the Grimaldi Group.
    Wartsila 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engine becoming the global standard for LNG Carrier applications [Aug 2015] The upgraded version of the Wartsila 34DF engine is rapidly becoming established as an industry standard. The three major South Korean shipyards are supporting the use of this engine for auxiliary applications in the LNG Carrier segment where dual-fuel engines are favoured.
    Wartsila joint venture WinGD to deliver Wartsila X92 engine to new 'mega-class' container vessel [Jul 2015] The first in a series of 'mega-class' container vessels being built for French Ship owner CMA CGM will be powered by the Wartsila X92, low-speed, 2-stroke engine. The vessel is to be built by Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) in Subic Bay, Philippines.
    One of the world's largest and most advanced self-propelled cutter dredger to be powered and monitored by Wartsila solutions [Jul 2015] A contract has been signed with the Tianjin Dredging Company, part of the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) and the recently founded Dredging Group, under which Wartsila will supply the engines and all essential ancillaries for
    Wartsila establishes subsidiary to trade parts for classic engines [Jul 2015] Wartsila has established a subsidiary to trade spare parts for classic 4-stroke Wartsila engines. QuantiParts, fully owned by Wartsila, operates from the Netherlands and serves customers in the marine, locomotive and power plant industries worldwide. QuantiParts (TM) trades OEM (Original Engine Manufacturer) spare parts for
    Wartsila propulsion solution chosen for new Scottish fishing vessel [Jul 2015] A new modern fishing vessel being built by Simek AS in Norway on behalf of the U.K. operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd, will feature an integrated Wartsila propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox. The Wartsila 2-speed gearbox, PTO/PTI, and floating frequency solution will
    Wartsila, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to collaborate on major, EU-funded project [Jul 2015] A major cross-industry initiative led by Wartsila, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Winterthur Gas & Diesel to develop basic technologies for use in 2- and 4-stroke marine engines has been officially launched. The Hercules-2 project is aimed at fostering environmentally sustainable and
    Wartsila Hybrid Scrubber System chosen to clean exhaust emissions from 3 new container vessels [Jun 2015] Wartsila has received an order for Hybrid Scrubber Systems to clean the exhaust emissions from three 2500 TEU container vessels. The installation has been ordered by a major European owner and operator and will be carried out at the Jinhai Heavy Industry Co., Ltd in China.
    Wartsila launches the new Wartsila 31 engine: a breakthrough in efficiency [Jun 2015] A brand new medium speed engine featuring the most advanced technology is today launched on the market by Wartsila in conjunction with the Nor-Shipping 2015 exhibition in Oslo, Norway. The Wartsila 31 engine has significantly reduced maintenance requirements, while raising fuel efficiency, fuel flexibility,
    New and improved PSV design launched by Wartsila at Nor-Shipping exhibition [Jun 2015] With new rules and regulations affecting the Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) market, Wartsila is launching a new PSV ship design at this year's Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5. The new design builds upon Wartsila's extensive and successful track record within the PSV segment,
    Wartsila wins Ballast Water Management Systems order for three new container vessels [May 2015] Wartsila has received another important order for its Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). Three new container ships being built for a major European shipping company at the Jinhai Shipyard in China will be fitted with Wartsila Aquarius UV BWMS. The order was placed with Wartsila in the first quarter of 2015.
    Wartsila offers complete propulsion packages compatible with Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in US waters [May 2015] Wartsila has developed propulsion systems that are capable of operating with Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) and comply with the US Vessel General Permit 2013 (VGP-2013). Wartsila is among the first marine propulsion solutions suppliers
    Wartsila to deliver scrubber systems to clean the exhaust from two Dutch RoRo carriers [May 2015] Royal Wagenborg, the Dutch ship owner and operator, has ordered Wartsila scrubber systems to clean the exhaust emissions from two of its RoRo carriers, the 'Balticborg' and 'Bothniaborg'. These will be Wartsila's first deliveries of its scrubber systems to Royal Wagenborg. The contract was signed in March.
    Wartsila and Carnival Corporation announce agreement to pilot technologies and systems to optimise operations [May 2015] Wartsila, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, and Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, have partnered to optimise engine room operations aboard the company's fleet of 101 ships across its nine global brands.
    Wartsila 50DF engine successfully demonstrates its capability to operate on ethane gas [May 2015] The market leading Wartsila 50DF marine engine has been successfully tested and certified to run on ethane (LEG) fuel. The extensive and successful testing programme was carried out by Wartsila in close collaboration with Evergas, a world renowned owner and operator of seaborne petrochemical
    Wartsila launches new innovative AHTS vessel design at Sea Asia exhibition [Apr 2015] A new AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply) vessel design is being launched by Wartsila at this year's Sea Asia exhibition held in Singapore from April 21 to 23. The focus of the new design is on simplicity, efficiency, low fuel consumption, and a reduced environmental impact.
    Wartsila introduces new fuel pump for efficient and environmentally sustainable gas operations [Apr 2015] The latest addition to Wartsila's portfolio of gas pumps has been introduced. The new Wartsila Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump (EFP) has been developed in close cooperation with designers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel systems to support gas fuelled engines that achieve greater efficiency.
    Wartsila to provide predictive maintenance and optimal performance for Golar LNG's carrier fleet [Apr 2015] Wartsila, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has signed a 5-year Technical Management Agreement with Golar Management Oslo for delivery of services to Golar LNG - one of the largest independent owners and operators of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the world.
    Wartsila inaugurates new manufacturing plant in Porto do Acu, Brazil [Mar 2015] Wartsila's first unit at Porto do Acu in Sao Joao da Barra (RJ), Brazil, is today being inaugurated. This will be the first assembly plant and production unit for generator sets and azimuth thrusters in Brazil for Wartsila, the global leader in providing power generation solutions and services for ships and power plants. Covering 4000 square meters
    Wartsila selected to Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe [Mar 2015] Wartsila has been selected as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe with effect from 23 March 2015. This is a remarkable continuation to the recognition Wartsila received from Forum Ethibel in September 2014, when Wartsila was included in the Ethibel EXCELLENCE Investment Register.
    Wartsila launches new series of LNG Carrier designs as shipping moves into the gas age [Mar 2015] The unmatched track record and expertise that Wartsila has in LNG fuel solutions for the marine industry is again emphasised with the company's launching of a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs. This series of designs is the latest addition to Wartsila's ship design portfolio and is an important part of
    Wartsila and VTT the main contributors to new propulsion technology research programme [Mar 2015] A new technology research programme aimed at developing propulsion products specifically for operating in arctic conditions has been implemented with Wartsila and VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, as the main contributors. The ArTEco (Arctic Thruster Ecosystem) project will altogether be supported by
    Wartsila exhaust scrubber systems to achieve emissions compliance for two Stena Line ferries [Feb 2015] Two Ro-Ro vessels owned and operated by Stena Line, the Sweden based transport and ferry company, are to be retrofitted with Wartsila in-line closed-loop scrubber systems. The scrubbers will be installed on the ‘Stena Transit’ and ‘Stena Transporter’ ferries operating between Hoek van Holland
    Wartsila and Cryonorm to develop advanced LNGPac fuel system for Inland Waterway market [Feb 2015] An agreement has been reached between Wartsila and Cryonorm Systems BV, the Netherlands based developer and supplier of cryogenic vaporizers, to form a consortium to deliver LNG systems for the Inland Waterway (IWW) European market. The main aim of this cooperation is to create a standard LNG fuel system
    Continued success for Wartsila dual-fuel engines with yet another order to power icebreaking LNG carriers [Feb 2015] Five new Arc 7 design ice-class LNG carriers being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea will be powered by a total of 30 Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines. The vessels will operate in arctic conditions to serve the Yamal LNG project in Northern Russia.
    Five new Chinese container vessels to be powered by twenty Wartsila generating sets [Feb 2015] Five new 14500 TEU container vessels being built for COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Group) will be powered by twenty Wartsila Auxpac 32 generating sets. The ships are under construction at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group yard in China, which is a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.
    New LNG Bunker Vessel for Shell to be powered by Wartsila dual-fuel engines [Feb 2015] A specialized LNG Bunker vessel to be built at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Company yard in South Korea on behalf of Shell will be powered by Wartsila DF dual-fuel engines. The ship will be used to deliver gas to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fuelled vessels in Northwest Europe. The newbuild contract is in direct response to
    Wartsila’s energy efficient propulsion system selected by Indonesian owner for world’s first ever CNG carrier [Feb 2015] The world’s first ever carrier vessel for compressed natural gas (CNG) is to be powered by an integrated Wartsila propulsion system, chosen for its energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. The vessel is being built at the Jiangsu Hantong shipyard in China ordered by CIMC ENRIC
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    Wartsila ballast water management systems will enable Japanese bulk carriers to achieve compliance with environmental regulations [Dec 2014] Six new bulk carriers, being built at the Namura and Onomichi shipyards in Japan, are to be fitted with 12 Wartsila Aquarius UV ballast water management systems (BWMS). The Wartsila systems will enable the vessels to
    Wartsila launches upgraded version of successful tanker design [Sep 2014] Wartsila announces the launch of its SK 5054 MkII ship design, a further development and upgraded version of the successful SK 5054 design. The launch of the new chemical and oil products tanker design takes place at the Wartsila stand in Hall A4, Booth 305 at the SMM conference and exhibition in Hamburg, Germany
    Wartsila receives the first order for its new Slop Water Treatment System [Feb 2014] The new Wartsila slop water treatment system has been ordered for an ultra-deep water drill ship operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The order is the first for the new system, which enhances Wartsila’s position as the marine industry’s leading provider of innovative products, solutions and services.
    Totem Ocean chooses Wartsila technology for largest LNG ship conversion in North America [Feb 2014] Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) has announced that Wartsila will supply main engines, generators and integrated LNG storage and fuel gas handling systems (LNGPac™) for the largest LNG conversions ever undertaken in North America. In making this decision John Parrott, President of Totem Ocean,
    Wartsila pumping solutions chosen for new North Sea oilfield FSU [Feb 2014] Wartsila’s contract was signed in late 2013 with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) which will build the FSU in South Korea on behalf of Statoil, the Norway based international energy company. Delivery of the Wartsila equipment is scheduled for spring 2015, and the FSU is expected to be in operation in 2017.
    Wartsila signs three-year service agreement with Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord [Feb 2014] With the signing of a new three-year framework service agreement, Wartsila and Van Oord, the Netherlands based contractor for dredging and offshore projects, have entered into an exclusive partnership for all field service and parts supply. The agreement covers preventive and corrective engine maintenance on
    [Jan 2014]: Wartsila to Supply Power Modules for North Sea FPSO Wartsila will supply a 62 MW topside power module solution for a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to be deployed at the Kraken oilfield located in the U.K. sector of the North Sea. This EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) award has been given in December 2013 by Armada Kraken Pte.Ltd,
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