Tag: Wärtsilä

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...

Japanese LNG carriers opt for Wärtsilä maintenance service
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Japanese LNG carriers opt for Wärtsilä maintenance service

A joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and JERA and a separate venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA have signed long-term service agreements with Wärtsilä. The agreements cover a total of four Japanese owned LNG Carriers. Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) service will be used to identify issues and maintain the...

Sovcomflot rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations solution
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Sovcomflot rolls out Wärtsilä Fleet Operations solution

Sovcomflot is to roll out Wärtsilä’s Fleet Operations solution for its fleet of Arctic shuttle tankers to improve the efficiency and safety of operations in Arctic waters. The solution, which is the result of a collaboration between Sovcomflot and Transas, a Wärtsilä company, provides a unique integrated infrastructure that combines the bridge systems, cloud data...

First order of Wärtsilä waterjets confirmed for high-speed ferry
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First order of Wärtsilä waterjets confirmed for high-speed ferry

Wärtsilä’s WXJ modular waterjets have received their first order for installation to a 100m long wave-piercing catamaran ferry being built for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at the Incat shipyard in Tasmania, Australia. The ferry will be powered by four Wärtsilä WXJ1200 axial waterjets, which are single stage, compact, high performance systems that combine...

Maersk rolls out Eniram’s Energy Advisory System
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Maersk rolls out Eniram’s Energy Advisory System

Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System that uses high-quality data and real-time feedback to optimise operations and save fuel. Proof of concept will be carried out on two of Maersk Supply Service’s vessels: one M-class Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) and one...

Knutsen newbuild supplied with Wärtsilä propulsion package
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Knutsen newbuild supplied with Wärtsilä propulsion package

  Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping has chosen Wärtsilä to supply its integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution for a newbuild 30,000 cbm liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea. The solutions are expected to ensure effective interfacing between the vessel’s propulsion, onboard auxiliary power...

Topaz Marine adds Wärtsilä targetless DP sensor to fleet
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Topaz Marine adds Wärtsilä targetless DP sensor to fleet

Topaz Energy and Marine has completed trials of the first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor by Wärtsilä, designed to improve safety and operational uptime. SceneScan, which was developed by the Wärtsilä company Guidance Marine, is a high-accuracy rotating laser sensor that requires no reflector target. It provides positional information to allow automated approach and/or...

Wärtsilä subsidiary expands underwater services with new facility in UAE
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Wärtsilä subsidiary expands underwater services with new facility in UAE

Trident, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, has opened a new diving centre facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, to extend the capabilities of its underwater-related services. The expansion into a major global shipping region is expected to enhance Wärtsilä’s ability to serve its customers with underwater repairs, refurbishments and maintenance. By performing this work below the...

Wärtsilä package for Wasaline ferry
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Wärtsilä package for Wasaline ferry

Wärtsilä has been chosen to provide the full integrated package for a new NLC RoPax ferry, including a hybrid propulsion solution and an energy management system. The NLC Ferry, which will the Wasaline service between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden, will feature a Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine capable of operating on liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Wärtsilä secures design contract for hybrid propulsion polar ship
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Wärtsilä secures design contract for hybrid propulsion polar ship

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to design and supply a state-of-the-art multipurpose transport vessel with integrated propulsion and hybrid solutions for environmentally sustainable operations in Antarctic waters. The ship has been ordered by Norway-based Aker BioMarine and will be constructed in China, at CIMC Raffles. The 168 metres long, 20,300 DWT vessel will feature...