Tag: <span>Wärtsilä</span>

Wärtsilä BWMS completes USCG testing
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Wärtsilä BWMS completes USCG testing

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval. Documentation for full USCG type approval is being finalised for submission and awaits final input from the USCG approved independent laboratory, DNV GL. The Aquarius BWMS uses a two-stage process involving filtration and...

Wartsila and Transocean enter thruster maintenance agreement
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Wartsila and Transocean enter thruster maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä and Transocean have signed a performance-based agreement that will optimise the maintenance of all Wärtsilä thrusters in the Transocean fleet. The agreement also seeks to reduce dry-docking costs by extending the service intervals of the thrusters, providing fewer interruptions to operations. The performance-based agreement builds on the Wärtsilä Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), that...

Wärtsilä wins EUR 170m scrubber deal
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Wärtsilä wins EUR 170m scrubber deal

A European shipping company has signed a EUR 170m deal with Wärtsilä that will see the delivery and retrofit of Wärtsilä’s marine scrubbers to containerships. Wärtsilä will retrofit 50 MW, 60 MW and 70 MW hybrid scrubber systems to the vessels. The hybrid version of the scrubbers will allow the vessels to operate in closed...

Transas supplies Wilson with fleet operations solution
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Transas supplies Wilson with fleet operations solution

Norway-based fleet operator, Wilson has signed a contract with Transas, a Wärtsilä company, for the supply of a Fleet Operations Solution (FOS) to Wilson’s fleet. The FOS includes onboard navigation and communication components to enhance connectivity for business communications and crew services. It also provides access to fleet data from shore-based locations to enhance situational...

Lubrication failures most common cause of engine damage
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Lubrication failures most common cause of engine damage

Lubrication oil related failure is the most common cause of damage to main engines followed by incorrect maintenance or repairs, finds the Swedish Club. Between 2010-2014, the Swedish Club found 23 casualties relating the lubrication failure, costing US $663,35. Between 2015-2017, these figures increased to 40 casualties costing $763,320. VPO Global spoke with Peter Stålberg,...

Frank Coles: Shipping should not be a fragmented mish mash of individual solutions
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Frank Coles: Shipping should not be a fragmented mish mash of individual solutions

Misinformation and independent operation of individual solutions without connection to a fleet solution ashore is causing a fragmented mish mash of solutions and ship operations, said Frank Coles, Transas Leader at Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions during his keynote speech at Digital Ship’s VPO London forum this week. Mr Coles stated that very little in maritime is...

ABS to provide AiP for Project Forward LNG-fuelled bulk carrier
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ABS to provide AiP for Project Forward LNG-fuelled bulk carrier

Classification service provider, ABS has joined Arista Shipping, Deltamarin, GTT and Wärtsilä in the ‘Project Forward’ joint development project (JDP) to develop a dry bulk carrier concept that uses liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel. During Posidonia 2018, Arista Shipping principal Alexander P. Panagopulos, welcomed ABS to the project, which will see the design...

Wärtsilä completes on-board testing of enhanced navigation systems
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Wärtsilä completes on-board testing of enhanced navigation systems

A testing programme on board Carnival’s Costa Atlantica using Wärtsilä’s navigation systems has shown to increase the crew’s understanding of the ship’s trim and raise awareness of operational efficiency and safety. Eniram Trim was used to analyse the Atlantica’s hydrodynamic characteristics. Information was gathered by attitude sensors on the vessel’s hull and automation and bridge...

Wärtsilä receives 100th order of LNGPac system
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Wärtsilä receives 100th order of LNGPac system

Wärtsilä’s LNGPac fuel gas supply system has been chosen for installation to two new shuttle tankers for Singapore-based AET, marking the 100th order of the systems. The tankers will feature Wärtsilä’s 34DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines, which will run primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel and will be fitted with LNGPac units. Wärtsilä LNGPac comprises...

Eniram joins Project Forward
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Eniram joins Project Forward

Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Athens-based Arista Shipping to participate in the Project Forward initiative, under which it will assist in the development of monitoring and optimisation tools for a highly energy efficient dry bulk carrier vessel design, based on LNG-fuelled propulsion. The project aims to design a vessel...

Wärtsilä partners with MPA to promote maritime technologies
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Wärtsilä partners with MPA to promote maritime technologies

Wärtsilä has partnered with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to promote maritime innovation and R&D. The partnership covers four different areas including digital acceleration, cyber-physical security, intelligent vessel and port operations. Wärtsilä and MPA will also support and leverage start-ups and small and medium enterprises in Singapore in these four streams. Marco...

Norwegian ferry completes testing of Wärtsilä autodocking technology
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Norwegian ferry completes testing of Wärtsilä autodocking technology

Wärtsilä has successfully carried out testing of its autodocking technology on Norwegian operator Norled’s Folgefonn ferry. The hybrid 83m long ferry, which was already installed with a Wärtsilä wireless charging system, completed tests between January and April this year, including actual harbour docking trials. All docking manoeuvres were done automatically with no manual control from...