Tag: Wärtsilä

Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä power and navigation system
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Wasaline ferry to get Wärtsilä power and navigation system

A new Wasaline RoPax ferry, currently under construction at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) yard in Finland, has chosen Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum navigation and communication system. This latest order, placed with Wärtsilä in August, is in addition to the comprehensive package of Wärtsilä products, systems, and integrated solutions ordered earlier. These solutions include Wärtsilä 31DF...

Hurtigruten chooses Wärtsilä to help meet green shipping goals
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Hurtigruten chooses Wärtsilä to help meet green shipping goals

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply a broad scope of solutions to support Hurtigruten’s push for greener and more sustainable shipping. Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is converting an additional three vessels to become premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in Q2 2019 and covers the ‘MS Finnmarken’, the first...

Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution
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Dutch shipowner takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid propulsion solution

Netherlands-based shipowner Acta Marine has appointed Wärtsilä to provide hybrid propulsion capability for a new offshore wind construction support vessel. The ‘Acta Centaurus’, a DP2 walk-to-work construction support vessel will feature a hybrid drive, batteries, and an energy management system to improve fuel efficiency at a more optimised load. According to Wärtsilä, CO2 reduction of...

COSCO and Wärtsilä target Chinese market with EGCS cooperation
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COSCO and Wärtsilä target Chinese market with EGCS cooperation

COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry and Wärtsilä have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the development of local production resources that will see further development and support of the technology company’s exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) to the Chinese market. The partnership aims to create a ‘one-stop-shopping’ service for EGCS, thereby providing customers with seamless...

Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system
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Marfin Management opts for Wärtsilä hybrid system

Ship manager and operator Marfin Management has chosen Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module, Wärtsilä HY, for installation to a bulk carrier being built at the Onomichi Dockyard in Japan. The Paolo Topic is the first bulk carrier to benefit from the hybrid installation offered by Wärtsilä. The Wärtsilä HY improves fuel efficiency and reduces maintenance costs...

Sapura Brazil signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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Sapura Brazil signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year optimised maintenance agreement with Sapura Brazil, a company specialised in sub-sea services. The agreement, signed in June 2019, covers Sapura’s fleet of six pipe-laying support vessels (PLSVs). The agreement will support the fleet’s operational performance and increase both its efficiency and reliability by accurately predicting maintenance requirements, while also lowering...

Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit to speed up adoption of clean fuels
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Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit to speed up adoption of clean fuels

Wärtsilä has formed Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions to offer its customers access to advanced biofuels with the aim to help speed up the adoption of clean fuels. The Biogas Solutions unit has been formed by the merge of Wärtsilä Puregas Solutions with Wärtsilä’s biogas liquefaction team. Demand for cleaner fuels such as biofuels is growing, with...

Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution
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Escort tug takes delivery of Wärtsilä hybrid power solution

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the ‘Vilja’, an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The ‘Wärtsilä HY for Tug’ solution has proven significant fuel and maintenance cost reductions. During trials, the icebreaking tug achieved a 100-tonne bollard pull, while producing approximately 20 per cent...

Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets
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Wärtsilä, Oshima & DNV GL design bulk carrier to meet IMO 2030 targets

Wärtsilä, Oshima Shipbuilding, and DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project, which was to design a 62,000 DWT Ultramax Bulk Carrier optimised to actual operating profiles. The design also meets upcoming emissions requirements and indicates that it is possible for conventional merchant vessels to significantly reduce their emissions in...

Energy Saving Device delivers 3.5 per cent fuel savings
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Energy Saving Device delivers 3.5 per cent fuel savings

Italian ship owner Grimaldi, Wärtsilä, and the Dutch Maritime Research Institute MARIN have designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD) that has achieved fuel savings of 3.5 per cent. The ESD, which is suitable for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs) was tested on Grimaldi’s Grande Portogallo, a 165-metre long Pure Car & Truck...

Wärtsilä unveils new voyage optimisation solution
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Wärtsilä unveils new voyage optimisation solution

Wärtsilä has unveiled its new Navi-Planner voyage planning and optimisation solution during Nor-Shipping 2019. Navi-Planner is based on ECDIS connectivity and enables onboard voyage planning to be cut from five hours to 30 minutes, while also providing a minimum navigational safety standard for a less experienced crew. The new solution, which was developed by Transas,...

Wärtsilä’s auto-docking system now available
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Wärtsilä’s auto-docking system now available

Wärtsilä has secured the first order for its auto-docking technology. The SmartDock system reduces the risk of human error and improves safety and efficiency by automating the docking procedure and eliminating the need for ship officers to perform technical manoeuvres multiple times a day. To operate the SmartDock system, the Captain selects the destination and...