Tag: Wärtsilä

Hagland and Wärtsilä partner on short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit
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Hagland and Wärtsilä partner on short-sea shipping hybrid retrofit

Hagland Shipping has signed an agreement with Wärtsilä to take delivery of a hybrid retrofit short-sea shipping vessel that will cut emissions and save up to 10 per cent on fuel costs. The Hagland Captain, a general cargo vessel owned by Hagland Shipping, will undergo installation of a Wärtsilä battery hybrid propulsion solution to improve...

Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS
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Wärtsilä secures 13 orders for its BWMS

Wärtsilä has received 13 orders for its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The systems will enable vessels to be compliant with the Ballast Water Management Convention regulations that entered into force in September 2017 for all newbuild vessels. The work is being carried out for ships being built at yards in China. The...

Energy management systems help La Méridionale to cut fuel
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Energy management systems help La Méridionale to cut fuel

French ferry operator La Méridionale is progressing with the digitalisation of its fleet in partnership with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, having implemented Eniram’s range of energy management technology to more efficiently use its resources and reduce its impact on the environment. The ‘Piana’, a ro-pax ferry that travels between Marseille and Corsica, was equipped with...

Wärtsilä appoints Torsten Buessow to lead its Transas business
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Wärtsilä appoints Torsten Buessow to lead its Transas business

Wärtsilä has announced that Torsten Buessow has been appointed as director of the company’s Transas business. Torsten joins Wärtsilä from, DNV GL where he worked for more than a decade, first as a vice president of the company’s Maritime Software Business Unit, and then as a VP of Fleet Performance Management, its Maritime Digital Business...

Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions
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Norwegian vessel retrofits Wartsila engine to cut NOx emissions

Norwegian vessel owner Gardar has confirmed it will retrofit a Wartsila 31 engine to one of its vessels to cut emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and reduce fuel consumption. The retrofit is expected to cut fuel use by 200,000 litres and NOx emissions by 88 tonnes annually from the fishing vessel. The existing 18-cylinder Wärtsilä...

Norwegian ferry completes autonomous voyage
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Norwegian ferry completes autonomous voyage

A Norled-owned ferry has completed a fully autonomous voyage using Wärtsilä’s automated dock-to-dock solution. The Folgefonn sailed between three ports, without any human intervention. To begin the voyage, the operator selected the next destination berth and set the system to ‘Sail’. This authorises the autonomous controller to take control of the vessel. The ferry left...

Ponant selects Wartsila dual-fuel engine for cruise ship
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Ponant selects Wartsila dual-fuel engine for cruise ship

French operator Ponant has selected Wärtsilä’s 31DF dual-fuel engine for installation to its newbuild cruise ship. The dual-fuel engine will operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as it will voyage in the environmentally sensitive Arctic and Antarctic environments. The vessel will feature four 14-cylinder and two 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31DF engines, and a fuel gas...

Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system
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Maersk selects Wärtsilä’s automated propulsion control system

Maersk has selected Wärtsilä’s propulsion control system and advanced alarm and control system for installation to six of the company’s newbuildings. The Nacos PCS/MCS Platinum is a fully integrated automation package designed to optimise main engine propulsion efficiency, deliver fuel savings and lower operational costs. The energy saving features include power management, and logic for...

Shipping in 2020: Choosing the right fuel and propulsion system
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Shipping in 2020: Choosing the right fuel and propulsion system

Article by Johnny Kackur, Business Development Manager, Marine Solutions, Wärtsilä. Stringent environmental legislation is starting to hit the shipping industry. The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Tier III regulations require ships to cut NOx emissions by 80% from the Tier I level within Emission Control Areas (ECAs) and follow a 0.5% cap on the sulphur content in fuel...

Ship managers to play key role in the future of maritime infrastructure
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Ship managers to play key role in the future of maritime infrastructure

Ship managers and third-party owners are expected to play an increasingly important role in maritime infrastructure, says Frank Coles, President Transas Group, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions. As the industry works towards a cleaner greener, and more transparent future, Coles believes that, from a technology perspective, ship managers and owners could be on the cusp of a...

Wärtsilä to build €200m Smart Technology Hub
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Wärtsilä to build €200m Smart Technology Hub

Wärtsilä has announced plans to build a new €200 million Smart Technology Hub in Finland, which will act as a centre of research, product development and production for the company when it opens in 2020. Wärtsilä says it will invest €83 million in modern testing and production technology for the hub, with the rest of...

Wärtsilä to expand underwater repair and maintenance services
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Wärtsilä to expand underwater repair and maintenance services

Wärtsilä has announced that it is in the process of expanding its underwater services to reduce unscheduled dry-dockings and improve the operational efficiency of vessels. The Finnish company is currently developing an environmentally sound method for underwater hull cleaning that aims to “cover close to 100 per cent of the submerged hull” confirmed Tamara de...