Tag: <span>Wärtsilä</span>

Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’
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Wärtsilä selected to power P&O ‘super ferries’

British ferry operator P&O Ferries has chosen Wärtsilä to power its new series of ‘super ferries’ that will benefit from a high level of fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust gas emissions. The contract is for two vessels, and the order was signed in Q1 2020. The vessels will be powered by the Wärtsilä 31 engine,...

Odfjell pilots new fuel cell solution
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Odfjell pilots new fuel cell solution

A new fuel cell project run by partners from shipping, R&D, and oil & gas will see a pilot system that can use different types of fuel tested at the Sustainable Energy catapult centre in Norway before installation onboard one of Odfjell’s newest chemical tankers for a trial period. The new technology opens for many...

Wärtsilä joins Norwegian fuel cell project
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Wärtsilä joins Norwegian fuel cell project

Wärtsilä is supporting a new Norwegian fuel cell project that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping and meet ambitious emissions reductions targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The main partners in the project are Odfjell, a major shipping operator, Prototech, a specialist company in fuel cell technology, and Lundin, an...

Canadian Coast Guard rolls out Wärtsilä solutions
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Canadian Coast Guard rolls out Wärtsilä solutions

Wärtsilä has won a contract for the delivery and integration engineering of two Retractable Thrusters and a Dynamic Positioning (DP) system for the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Icebreaker. Wärtsilä was able to meet the CCG’s challenging requirements for build quality and fitting the equipment in the existing space of the 98 metres...

Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel
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Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel

A recent report by independent research and consultancy organisation CE Delft on the climate impact of marine scrubbers has found that the environmental impact of the technology could be less than that of low-sulphur marine fuel. The study compares the results to the use of low-sulphur marine fuels and is made from a well-to-wake perspective...

LNG retrofits: The time is now
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LNG retrofits: The time is now

LNG as fuel has long been considered the industry’s last, best hope to meet the IMO’s ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. So why aren’t we seeing more LNG retrofits on existing tonnage? In April 2018, MEPC 72 adopted resolution MEPC.304(72) on the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas...

Wärtsilä extends predictive maintenance solution to support 2-stroke engines
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Wärtsilä extends predictive maintenance solution to support 2-stroke engines

Wärtsilä’s digital predictive maintenance product, Expert Insight, has been extended to support 2-stroke engines. Expert Insight uses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and rule-based advanced diagnostics to identify potential issues in asset operating data. Wärtsilä’s experts are then able to provide actionable advice proactively to the customer. This facilitates a predictive maintenance strategy, whereby the health...

Wärtsilä launches Compact Reliq to add flexibility to LNG market
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Wärtsilä launches Compact Reliq to add flexibility to LNG market

Wärtsilä has introduced its Compact Reliq reliquefaction plant designed to reliquefy boil-off gas (BOG) onboard gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels, and for keeping the cargo cool under all operational conditions. The compact design of the Reliq reliquefaction plant enables it to be installed on existing vessels without extensive modification work. “Wärtsilä has been a...

Wärtsilä joins industry coalition to accelerate sustainable transport
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Wärtsilä joins industry coalition to accelerate sustainable transport

Wärtsilä has joined eleven founding members of a new international coalition dedicated to accelerating the energy transition in the transport and logistics industries. The aim of the coalition is to drive the development of energy sources and technologies in order to curb global warming, reduce air pollution, and protect biodiversity. The members will pool their...

Making ship systems smarter with simulation
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Making ship systems smarter with simulation

As researchers deepen their understanding of autonomous and remote vessel operations, a new breed of smart ship systems combining simulation capability and artificial intelligence is emerging. One of the biggest debates around the future of shipping is what role, if any, unmanned vessels will play. The journey may turn out to be more important than...

First full-scale ammonia engine test announced
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First full-scale ammonia engine test announced

Knutsen OAS Shipping, Wärtsilä, Repsol, and the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre have announced plans to commence the world’s first long term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine. The testing is made possible by a 20 MNOK grant from the Norwegian Research Council through the DEMO 2000 programme. Ammonia...