Tag: Wärtsilä

The year that shipping got smart?
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The year that shipping got smart?

The past year has been dominated by news of weakening economies, rising geopolitical tensions and increased uncertainty about global trade. Stir in the latest climate science and the urgency of investing in a brighter future is clear. Amidst the seeming chaos there is opportunity for those with the vision to tackle today’s problems. Newly appointed...

MSC Cruises selects Wärtsilä package for dual fuel newbuilds
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MSC Cruises selects Wärtsilä package for dual fuel newbuilds

Two new MSC Cruises vessels will feature Wärtsilä’s integrated solutions designed to support and enhance efficiency and environmental sustainability. Wärtsilä will supply French shipyard Chantiers de l‘Atlantique with the package of solutions. Each vessel will be provided with five 14-cylinder Wärtsilä 46DF dual-fuel engines fitted with nitrogen oxide reduction (NOR) units, two Wärtsilä LNGPac fuel...

Dutch short-sea shipper opts for LNG-fuelled newbuilds
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Dutch short-sea shipper opts for LNG-fuelled newbuilds

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group, will feature liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships, which are currently being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China, will be among...

Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning system gets CCS type approval
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Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning system gets CCS type approval

Wärtsilä’s exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) has been type approved by the China Classification Society (CCS). This follows the order for the system from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for installation onboard the ‘New Treasure’, a new Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC). The ship is being built for Associated Maritime of Hong Kong, part of the China...

French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies
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French ports secure deal with Wärtsilä to increase efficiencies

Wärtsilä has confirmed it will supply its Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution to two of France’s large ports, Calais and Boulogne. Calais is the leading port in France for passenger traffic and the second largest port in Europe for RoRo vessel traffic, while Boulogne-sur-Mer is the leading fishing vessel port in France. The Wärtsilä VTS...

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels
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Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a strategic five-year agreement with Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Huangpu Wenchong to develop a hybrid powered dredger, which could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well. The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid...

Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds
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Spliethoff selects Wärtsilä to power fuel efficient newbuilds

Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff has selected Wärtsilä to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the shipping company at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The two DP2-B-type ships have been designed to include the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with Dynamic Positioning station-keeping ability. This makes...

Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology
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Wärtsilä and Silverstream partner on fuel-saving air lubrication technology

Wärtsilä and Silverstream Technologies have signed a Licence and Co-operation Agreement, permitting Wärtsilä as sales and service partner to fully integrate Silverstream’s air lubrication system within its propulsion solutions. Silverstream’s air lubrication technology helps vessels to improve their Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) by creating a carpet of microbubbles that coat the entire flat bottom...

Invest in crew to maximise fuel savings, says Maersk energy efficiency manager
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Invest in crew to maximise fuel savings, says Maersk energy efficiency manager

Investing in crew training is an important step in creating an onboard culture committed to fuel savings and environmental gains, says fleet energy efficiency manager at Maersk Supply Service Eirini Arvanitaki. While shipping companies are willing to invest in sophisticated digital solutions to provide better insight into ship performance and potential fuel savings, Ms Arvanitaki warns...

Anglo-Eastern rolls out Fleet Operations Solution by Wärtsilä
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Anglo-Eastern rolls out Fleet Operations Solution by Wärtsilä

Hong-Kong based ship manager Anglo-Eastern has partnered with Wärtsilä to digitalise operations across more than 600 vessels. The ship manager will roll out the Wärtsilä Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to support voyage planning and execution as well as engine performance and fuel efficiency monitoring. FOS integrates individual processes that are otherwise separate from each other...

Wärtsilä enhances predictive maintenance with Expert Insight launch
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Wärtsilä enhances predictive maintenance with Expert Insight launch

Wärtsilä has launched its Expert Insight predictive maintenance product. This is a digital tool that enables customer support to be delivered by Wärtsilä Expertise Centres to ensure long-term accurate insight for their predictive maintenance strategies. Wärtsilä Expert Insight is a solution that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to monitor equipment and systems in...

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine commit to cleaner shipping
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Wärtsilä and PSA Marine commit to cleaner shipping

Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector, focusing on solutions that are human-centric and deployable. The Letter of Intent was signed on November 14 as part of the events celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre in Singapore. The...