Tag: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system
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Wärtsilä upgrades Cyprus’ vessel traffic monitoring system

Wärtsilä has been contracted to upgrade its 11-year old Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS) serving ports in Cyprus. The upgrading will enable the Cyprus VTMIS to become a central point of contact and exchange information with other such systems in the region. This broader coverage will improve safety, combat illegal immigration and smuggling,...

Wärtsilä advances future fuel capabilities with first ammonia tests
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Wärtsilä advances future fuel capabilities with first ammonia tests

Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia in a research project aimed at helping the company prepare for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping’s and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of the tests, ammonia was injected into a combustion research unit to better...

Wärtsilä delivers simulation technology to Finnish university
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Wärtsilä delivers simulation technology to Finnish university

Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland. The simulator and model will be used as an essential enabler in the Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory (ISTLAB) project, which aims at creating a technically precise testing environment for remotely...

Wärtsilä upgrades Vessel Traffic Management System at Indian port
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Wärtsilä upgrades Vessel Traffic Management System at Indian port

Wärtsilä will upgrade its Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) installed in the Indian port of Cochin. The system was originally delivered in 2008, and by adding the latest technology, significant additional benefits can be gained. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in February 2020 by the Cochin Port Trust (CoPT). The upgraded Wärtsilä VTMS will...

BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems
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BC Ferries opts for Wärtsilä LNG dual-fuel electric propulsion systems

Wärtsilä has been selected to provide an integrated system consisting of the LNG plant, dual-fuel engines, and electrical propulsion system for the latest addition to Vancouver, Canada based BC Ferries’ series of Salish Class vessels. Three similar ferries, all operating on Wärtsilä engines fuelled by LNG, have already been delivered. As with the previous three...

Wärtsilä and partners pursue fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project
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Wärtsilä and partners pursue fuel efficiency in major EU-funded project

Wärtsilä, together with a consortium of six other industry and academic partners, has been awarded EU funding for a major project aimed at reducing fuel consumption and lowering emission levels for shipping. The SeaTech project consortium has been formed to develop two symbiotic ship engine and propulsion innovations that when combined, could lead to a...

Boskalis converts hull with Wärtsilä thruster solution
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Boskalis converts hull with Wärtsilä thruster solution

A comprehensive thruster solution from the technology group Wärtsilä will enable Netherlands based Boskalis to convert an existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. In addition to addressing the technical challenges imposed by the project, Wärtsilä has also committed to meeting a demanding delivery schedule for the equipment. The order with Wärtsilä was...

Training tomorrow’s seafarers the smart way
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Training tomorrow’s seafarers the smart way

The next generation of marine simulation solutions must address shipping’s accelerating pace of technological change and a widening skills gap among seafarers. If a ship’s crew from the 1970s were teleported ten years into their future, the ships of the 1980s would hold few surprises. The same could not be said over the last two...

Wärtsilä and partners test Just-in-Time sailing solution
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Wärtsilä and partners test Just-in-Time sailing solution

Wärtsilä, together with project partners Carnival Maritime and HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Centre (HVCC), have announced successful implementation and testing of a new solution for Just-in-Time sailing. The partners have achieved the seamless exchange of data between ship and shore under real-life conditions, thereby enabling optimal port arrival. The applied solution, Wärtsilä Navi-Port, has received...

NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä
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NCL secures hybrid scrubber deal with Wärtsilä

Two cruise vessels owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) will be fitted with Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems, customised to meet the specific needs of the two ships. The scrubbers will ensure that the two 325 metres long cruise liners, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, remain compliant with the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap of...

DNV GL approves Wärtsilä SceneScan DP system
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DNV GL approves Wärtsilä SceneScan DP system

Wärtsilä has received type approval for its SceneScan position reference system by DNV GL. As the world’s first laser-based targetless relative dynamic positioning (DP) reference system, SceneScan represents a paradigm shift from conventional DP reference systems. It can work without the need for pre-placed positioning targets, thus providing significantly greater operational flexibility than with conventional...

Three Finnlines newbuilds go green with Wärtsilä hybrid systems
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Three Finnlines newbuilds go green with Wärtsilä hybrid systems

Three new RoRo ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines will be fitted with Wärtsila’s Hybrid Power Conversion system. Finnlines, which is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group, placed the order with Wärtsilä in Q4 2019. The hybrid solution, which includes a 5000 kWh energy storage system, will enable these...