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Shipbuilding can incorporate sustainability management
Sustainable development can efficiently be combined into management of innovations in shipbuilding argues a new doctoral dissertation. 04 Oct 2017
Wärtsilä outsources gear box production to Siemens
The assembly and testing of Wärtsilä’s gear boxes has been outsourced to Siemens’ mechanical drives business, Flender. 27 Sep 2017
Wireless charging system facilitates power transfer
A wireless charging system is helping coastal hybrid ferries meet environmental regulatory demand. 25 Sep 2017
Wärtsilä wins big order for feeder ships
Six container feeder vessels under construction at Fujian Mawei shipyard for German investment vehicle MarLink Project Management will feature a wide scope of Wärtsilä solutions, the company has reported. 31 Aug 2017
Partnership pushes the boundaries of engine performance
Two international technology experts have signed an agreement to push the boundaries of engine performance and improve lifecycle service offerings. 24 Aug 2017
Containerising BWM to aid compliance
A project to containerise a Ballast Water Management System may allow easier compliance for vessels with limited space. 23 Aug 2017
Single engine ice class trawlers fit for adverse conditions
Fisherman can operate in the Barents and North Atlantic with two new Ice3 class fishing trawlers fitted with Wärtsilä engines. 10 Aug 2017
First engine emissions reducer fitted on Chinese research vessels
Oceanographers in China are to deploy the first Wärtsilä NOx abatement application in the country onboard two newbuild research vessels. 03 Aug 2017
IMO regulations fuelling LNG vessel use
LNG will be used to fuel a German research vessel for the first time to meet the IMO's Tier III regulations. 02 Aug 2017
Wärtsilä scrubber systems for Japanese bulk carriers
Wärtsilä will supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for two new 56,000 DWT Handymax bulk carriers, the first order of its kind for Wärtsilä from a Japanese company. 27 Jul 2017
Wärtsilä scrubber systems for Japanese bulk carriers
Wärtsilä will supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for two new 56,000 DWT Handymax bulk carriers, the first order of its kind for Wärtsilä from a Japanese company. 27 Jul 2017
Wärtsilä power for Virgin Voyages fleet
Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions for three new 2800 passenger cruise vessels being built for Virgin Voyages. 04 Jul 2017
Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines for tankers
Finnish-owned Wärtsilä will supply the engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel-fuelled tanker vessels. 22 Jun 2017
Wärtsilä Maran maintenance agreement
Wärtsilä and Maran Gas Maritime (MGM) have extended their current LNG carrier cooperation with a five-year maintenance agreement. 12 Jun 2017
Lukoil launches cylinder oil for low-sulphur fuel
Russian-owned LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has launched NAVIGO MCL Extra, a marine cylinder oil for distillate, ultra-low sulphur fuel oil (0.1%) and low sulphur heavy fuel oil applications. 06 Jun 2017
Weidong Ferry chooses Wärtsilä scrubbers
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry. 18 May 2017
COSCO and Wärtsilä design LNG fleet
Wärtsilä and COSCO shipping Heavy Industry Co (CHI) have developed a natural gas operating fleet concept which has obtained Lloyd's Register's (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate. 18 Apr 2017
Wärtsilä enlists shipyards to ease BWMS retrofits
Wärtsilä is in the process of signing Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) agreements with a number of major shipyards, the latest being Keppel Shipyard Ltd (KSL) of Singapore. 10 Apr 2017
Minerva Marine selects Wärtsilä BWMS
Wärtsilä ballast water management systems (BWMS) have been selected by Minerva Marine Inc to ensure compliance with upcoming ballast water treatment requirements. 04 Apr 2017
CSSC and Wartsila forge E&A alliance
Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed a new joint venture company agreement to focus on the Chinese electrical and automation (E&A) market. 07 Mar 2017
Wärtsilä to optimise PGS seismic vessels
A service agreement has been signed by Wärtsilä and PGS Geophysical AS to make Wärtsilä the favoured supplier of equipment for PGS’s fleet. 17 Feb 2017
Boxship boost for Wartsila BWMS
Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) will feature on four new container vessels being built for CMA CGM. 31 Jan 2017
Megastar maintenance contract for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä and Tallink Grupp have signed a five-year maintenance agreement for a new ro-pax ferry 'Megastar'. 27 Jan 2017
Carnival and Wärtsilä in performance partnership
Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation are strengthening their efforts to maintain cruise ship safety and reliability with the signing of a new 12-year maintenance agreement for Carnival vessels. 26 Jan 2017
First vessel contracts for Chinese engine factory
CSSC Wärtsilä Engine Co Ltd (CWEC), the joint venture formed between Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has opened its new Shanghai production facility and announced its first vessel contracts. 09 Jan 2017
Wärtsilä care for MOL LNG carriers
Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement for two LNG carriers with MOL LNG Transport Europe Ltd, a strategic move to increase the reliability of the vessels' operations and reduce operational costs. 03 Jan 2017
Wärtsilä optimises Albacora's fishing fleet
Wärtsilä will optimise the performance of ten of the Spanish company Albacora S.A.'s fishing vessels following the signing of a five-year has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement. 13 Dec 2016
Wärtsilä EnergoProFin propeller cap
Wärtsilä EnergoProFin is now available for both controllable pitch propellers (CPP) as well as fixed pitch propellers (FPP). 05 Dec 2016
Wartsila dry waste treatment
Wärtsilä has developed a complete offering for handling dry waste in cruise ships, providing a total waste management offering. 01 Dec 2016
Singapore flag approval for Wärtsilä scrubbers
The Singapore flag state authorities have approved Wärtsilä's exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems - the first EGC to be approved by an Asian flag authority. 27 Oct 2016
Baleària chooses Wärtsilä for Mediterranean LNG first
Wärtsilä has signed a contract for the design and supply of the LNG power and propulsion installation on a new RoRo passenger ferry. 17 Oct 2016
Wärtsilä wins LNG fuelled tanker orders
Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract for marine solutions covering four newbuild LNG tanker vessels. 12 Sep 2016
Wärtsilä's new stern trawler design
Wärtsilä Ship Design has introduced a new optimised stern trawler design that it says will reduce fuel consumption and notably increase overall vessel efficiency compared to others currently on the market. 17 Aug 2016
Wärtsilä builds Canary Islands service base
Wärtsilä is participating in a new maintenance hub in the Canary Islands to enhance its service offering. 06 Jul 2016
Wärtsilä to power Indian dredgers
Wärtsilä has won a contract for two new 8000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers being built for the Adani group, India's largest private multi-port operator. 29 Jun 2016
Wärtsilä powers ‘Harmony of the Sea’
The world’s largest cruise ship has taken to the waves ably assisted by Finnish marine engine specialist, Wärtsilä. 09 Jun 2016
Wärtsilä electrical systems for roro quartet
Electrical expert, Wärtsilä, has been awarded the contract to provide integrated turnkey electrical solutions for four new roro ferries being built at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft yard in Germany. 01 Jun 2016
Wärtsilä joins LNG-powered bulker project
The new Wärtsilä 31DF engine is set to play a key role in a collaborative project to equip LNG-powered dry bulk carriers after the company announced it is joining the initiative. 10 May 2016
New transverse thruster from Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has announced that it will launch its new WTT-40 transverse thruster at the Seatrade Cruise Global convention in Fort Lauderdale, USA. 15 Mar 2016
Wartsila deal with Nigerian LNG subsidiary
Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT) to monitor and service the engines on board the BGT's six new LNG carriers. 14 Mar 2016
Wärtsilä designs and powers advanced trawler
A new pelagic fishing trawler ordered by Scottish owner Mewstead LLP will be built according to a Wärtsilä design and will feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä propulsion machinery. 23 Nov 2015
Second methanol engine for Stena Germanica
Stena Rederi is to convert a second engine in its ground-breaking methanol fuelled ro-pax Stena Germanica, with the installation to be completed next month. 13 Nov 2015
Wind farm vessels ordered to Wärtsilä design
Wärtsilä, in a consortium with German designer IMS Ingenieur, has been engaged by RWE Innogy, the renewable energy arm of the German utility company RWE, to provide the basic design and consultancy services for a jack up crane vessel. 09 Mar 2010
Machinery training contract with Dutch shipowner
Wärtsilä has signed a three-year training contract with its long-time customer Wagenborg Shipping of the Netherlands. 11 Jan 2010
Wärtsilä to move part of production to China
Wartsila is rationalising production facilities in Europe and moving them to China. 19 Jan 2010
Job losses fall-out looms with China
The Netherlands and China are on the verge of a diplomatic conflict due to a misunderstanding over job losses, according to a recent report in the Dutch newspaper the Volkskrant. 22 Jan 2010
Orders underline acceptance of all-electronic engines
Wärtsilä reports recent sales success for its RT-flex82T low-speed engine, which was introduced to the market in 2005. 26 Jan 2010
Engine builder offers environmental packages
Wärtsilä's new environmental services portfolio, offered throughout the company's fully-owned global network, is said to mark another step in its strategy of strengthening its position as a leading provider of environmental marine solutions. 08 Feb 2010
Support for Baltic Sea Action from Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä supports the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) mission and commits to three environmental promises. 10 Feb 2010
Maintenance agreement signed for eight-ship fleet
Marine industry ship power system integrator Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Neste Oil of Finland. 11 Feb 2010
Chinese order first examples of new engine
Wärtsilä has received the first order for its new Wärtsilä RT-flex35 two-stroke engine, for five units to be built by licensee Yichang Marine Diesel Engine for a series of chemical tankers for Ningbo Donghai Shipping. 16 Feb 2010
Engines for new research ship
Wärtsilä reports that it has signed a contract with the STX Finland shipyard in Rauma, to deliver four medium speed engines for a polar supply and research vessel. 01 Mar 2010
Engines chosen for eight Chinese bulk carriers
Wärtsilä two-stroke engines have been chosen for eight Chinese bulk carriers. The order was placed by Beijing-based Minsheng Financial Leasing; Wärtsilä's Chinese licensee, Hefei Rong'An Power Machinery (Rong'An), a member of the Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group (RSHI), will build the engines. 03 Mar 2010
Power package for new cruise ship
Wärtsilä reports that it has received an order to power the latest cruise vessel for Carnival Corporation, USA, which is provisionally named ‘Carnival Dream 3’. 04 Mar 2010
Wärtsilä to supply power solution for FPSO
In a breakthrough deal, Wärtsilä has signed a contract with the Brazilian industrial group QUIP to supply three main power modules for a new P-63 FPSO vessel. 04 May 2010
Wärtsilä and Robert Allan sign cooperation agreement
Wärtsilä has signed a letter of intent with the Canadian ship design company Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) to develop a strategic cooperation agreement. 17 May 2010
Wärtsilä powers Chinese semisub heavy-lift vessel
Wärtsilä has signed a contract to deliver a ship power system for a 38,000 tonne semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel for Chinese customer Zhejiang Share-ever Business. 31 May 2010
End of Wärtsilä’s production in the Netherlands approved
Wärtsilä will start the execution of the restructuring measures in the Netherlands following a positive advice from the works council and approval of a social plan. 08 Jun 2010
Wärtsilä installs SOFC fuel cell unit on car carrier
Wärtsilä reports that its WFC20 fuel cell unit has been installed onboard the Undine, a car carrier, owned by Swedish Wallenius Lines and managed by Wallenius Marine. This power unit is claimed to be the first of its kind, and during the test period will provide auxiliary power to the vessel while producing close to zero emissions. 11 Jun 2010
Major shipowner orders 34 slow steaming kits
Wärtsilä reports the signing of a major contract with the AP Moeller-Maersk group covering the installation of Wärtsilä slow steaming upgrade kits to 34 more of the company's large container vessels. 12 Jul 2010
Chinese oil company orders engines for 40 bunker ships
Wärtsilä is to supply 80 medium speed main engines of 20cm bore for 40 new bunkering tankers being built for the Brightoil Petroleum Group (BPG), China. The ships will operate in both Chinese and international waters. 13 Jul 2010
Wärtsilä powers Chinese semisub heavy-lift vessel
Wärtsilä has signed a contract to deliver a ship power system for a 38,000 tonne semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel for privately owned Chinese customer Zhejiang Share. 31 Jul 2010
Wärtsilä and Robert Allan sign cooperation agreement
Wärtsilä has signed a letter of intent with the Canadian ship design company Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) to develop a strategic cooperation agreement. 31 Jul 2010
Cautious optimism from Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä Corporation has issued its interim report for January to June 2010, in which it notes that the markets are recovering, but the situation continues to prove difficult and the restructuring programme continues. 21 Jul 2010
80-engine order for bunker tankers
Wärtsilä has announced an order for 80 main engines for bunkering tankers for a Chinese operator. The company says that in terms of the number of engines, this represents one of its largest-ever orders. 25 Aug 2010
Trials verify Energopac reduces fuel costs
In recent trials carried out in co-operation with the Spliethoff Group, a company that manages more than 55 multi-purpose cargo vessels, it was shown that the Wärtsilä Energopac solution delivers significant reductions in fuel costs. 30 Sep 2010
Major order for Wärtsilä slow steaming upgrade kits
Wärtsilä has signed a major contract with the A.P. Moller Maersk Group (APMM) for the installation of Wärtsilä slow steaming upgrade kits to 34 of the company's large container vessels. 30 Sep 2010
New R&D vice president at Wärtsilä
Trudy Schoolenberg, PhD (Tech), 51, has been appointed Vice President, Global R&D in Wärtsilä Industrial Operations. Schoolenberg will be responsible for global Research and Development of Wärtsilä products. 16 Aug 2010
Wärtsilä signs service agreement with Eidesvik
Wärtsilä has signed a long term service agreement with Eidesvik Offshore, Norway, for maintenance services for the recently delivered seismic vessel ‘Oceanic Vega’. 25 Aug 2010
Wärtsilä to convert tanker to LNG
Wärtsilä has signed a turnkey contract with Tarbit Shipping of Sweden to convert a product tanker to LNG propulsion and to supply the ship with a Wärtsilä LNGPac system for the safe and convenient storage of LNG onboard. 31 Aug 2010
Engine company launches propulsion condition monitoring
Wärtsilä has announced the launch of its propulsion condition monitoring service (PCMS), designed to provide real-time data and advanced analytics on the condition of a vessel's propulsion equipment. 06 Sep 2010
Integrated ballast water treatment system meets environmental regulations
Wärtsilä has launched a new ballast water treatment system, the BWT 500i, which has been developed together with the company's technology partner Trojan Marinex, the marine water solution division of Trojan Technologies. 08 Sep 2010
Tier-III compliant gas engines chosen for LNG carriers
Wärtsilä reports that it has been selected to supply a gas propulsion solution, involving four dual-fuel engines per ship, for a series of new LNG carriers to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. 09 Sep 2010
Marine applications targeted with new combined cycle technology
Wärtsilä has signed an exclusive agreement with Turboden of Italy to jointly develop, market, and distribute a new product to be known as the Wärtsilä Marine Engine Combined Cycle (ECC). 09 Sep 2010
Wärtsilä providing maintenance planning for LNG carriers
Wärtsilä has been awarded a five-year technical management contract based on Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) covering three LNG carriers operated by Gazocean, the fleet management subsidiary of the Paris-based energy company GDF SUEZ. 10 Sep 2010
First LNG powered vessel with GL class
The 25,000 dwt product tanker ‘Bit Viking’ will be converted to run on LNG and will be the first ship with Germanischer Lloyd (GL) class using gas as fuel. 10 Sep 2010
Wartsila to expand CPP production in China
Wartsila signed an agreement with Zhenjiang CME, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), to manufacture controllable pitch propellers (CP propellers) at the two companies’ joint venture unit, Wartsila CME Zhenjiang Propeller Co Ltd, located in Zhenjiang. 03 Oct 2010
Innovative ferry family from Finland
Wärtsilä, together with Deltamarin, which claims to be the foremost design company in the cruise and ferry market, has introduced an innovative series of ferry designs. 05 Oct 2010
Wärtsilä and Ecospec to co-operate in exhaust gas treatment
Wärtsilä and Ecospec Global Technology, owner of the CSNOx emissions abatement technology, recently signed a MOU to work together towards the common goal of providing clean power solutions. 07 Oct 2010
More job losses at Wärtsilä
Following an analysis of its support functions, Wärtsilä has decided to implement a global design for each function to support the businesses in the most efficient way. 18 Oct 2010
Kongsberg develops green ship engine room simulator
The Kongsberg Maritime simulation & training department has developed a sophisticated green ship engine room simulator (ERS) model based on a Wärstilä 12RT-flex 82C low-speed common-rail engine, built for a 4,800 TEU boxship with reefer capacity of 800. 21 Oct 2010
Intelligent combustion monitoring for two-stroke diesels
Wärtsilä has introduced its ‘intelligent combustion monitoring’ (ICM) system for two-stroke diesel engines. 12 Nov 2010
Wärtsilä and USC sign MoU
Wärtsilä and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Russia’s leading shipbuilder, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish joint set-ups in the areas of developing modern ship designs and manufacturing of propulsion systems. 02 Nov 2010
Tarbit Shipping to convert tanker to LNG
Wärtsilä signed a turnkey contract with Tarbit Shipping of Sweden to convert a product tanker to LNG propulsion and to supply a Wärtsilä LNGPac system for the safe and convenient storage of LNG onboard. 01 Jan 2011
Steel supplier signs contract with Wärtsilä
The Stavanger-based Scana Industrier ASA has, through its subsidiary Scana Steel Björneborg in Sweden, signed a one-year contract with Wärtsilä Propulsion for supply of forgings for propeller shaft lines during 2011. 02 Dec 2010
Wärtsilä and MAN to continue Hercules project
MAN Diesel & Turbo and Wärtsilä Corporation have agreed to pursue a large joint research project, the Hercules-C project, as a continuation of the previous successful Hercules programmes for research and development in marine engine technology. 03 Dec 2010
‘Viking Lady’ - the first commercial ship with a fuel cell
The Eidesvik offshore support ship ‘Viking Lady’ may not quite be a brand new vessel, she was launched earlier in 2009, but her most significant feature was only installed and commissioned in December 2009, just in advance of COP15. 01 Feb 2011
Ulstein delivers powerful X-Bow seismic research vessel
The Oceanic Vega, one of the most advanced seismic research vessels in the world, was delivered by Ulstein Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, to a joint venture between Norwegian shipowner, Eidesvik Offshore ASA, and the Paris-based geophysical company, CGGVeritas. 01 Feb 2011
Cutting edge trimaran ferry exceeds expectations
Austal’s next generation 102m trimaran has impressed during sea trials, achieving a speed of 39 knots at 90% MCR with 340 tonnes deadweight. The high speed passenger-vehicle ferry utilises Austal’s patented trimaran technology to deliver improved sea keeping, fuel efficiency, passenger comfort and payload capacity. 01 Feb 2011
‘Le Boreal’ - the quintessence of luxury cruising
The French cruiseship company Compagnie du Ponant took delivery of the first in a two-ship series of mega-yacht style cruise ships ordered from Fincantieri. 01 Feb 2011
First true Arctic 3-D seismic vessel
When Drydocks World-Dubai delivered the ‘Polarcus Asima’ to its owner Polarcus, the marine geophysical company based in Dubai, she became the company’s third and most sophisticated 3D seismic vessel to date. 01 Feb 2011
‘Rem Gambler’ - a safe bet
When the Fosnavåg-based offshore fleet operator Rem Maritime ordered its first anchor handling tug supply vessel back in May 2007, the owner, Åge Remøy, took a gamble that the market would need the vessel and named it, appropriately, Rem Gambler. 01 Feb 2011
Rickmers christens four containerships
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) witnessed a quadruple naming ceremony at its Ulsan shipyard when the German Rickmers Group christened four New Panamax (NPX) ultra-large container ships (ULCS) of 13,100 TEU each. 01 Feb 2011
New construction support vessel joins Solstad fleet
The construction support vessel ‘Normand Pacific’, a custom built ship for diving and ROV-operations, entered into service with the Norwegian shipowner Solstad Offshore. 01 Feb 2011
New flagship for P&O Cruises
Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard delivered the 116,000gt ‘Azura’, the new flagship of P&O Cruises, part of the Carnival Group, which is the twenty seventh passenger vessel built at the yard out of a total of 53 built by Fincantieri. 01 Feb 2011
Wärtsilä designs new multipurpose standby vessel
Wärtsilä Ship Design Norway has, in cooperation with Sartor Offshore, developed the design for a new multipurpose standby vessel that will service Statoil’s offshore installations in the North Sea, for a contractual period of ten years. 10 Dec 2010
Wärtsilä powers UK research vessel
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new research vessel under construction at the C.N.P. Freire shipyard in Spain for the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 13 Dec 2010
Wärtsilä and ABB unite in combustion monitoring technology
Wärtsilä’s latest development in two-stroke technology is the ‘Intelligent Combustion Monitoring’ system, which employs ABB’s Cylmate technology. 20 Dec 2010
Industry elite join global SSI taskforce
An ambitious global taskforce charting a course to a sustainable future for the shipping industry received a major boost today with the announcement of six elite new members. 15 Dec 2010
LNG powered PSV order for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä reports that it has strengthened its position as the global leader in the market for design and propulsion systems for liquefied natural gas (LNG) platform supply vessels (PSVs) with another order. 20 Dec 2010
Wärtsilä beefs up its 32 series engine
Wärtsilä has recently introduced a more powerful version for marine applications of its popular Wärtsilä 32 engine. 30 Dec 2010
New Dover Strait ferry makes big impact
Last month the new ropax ferry ‘Spirit of Britain’ went into service on the P&O Ferries’ English Channel service and more than doubled the freight-carrying capacity of the vessel it replaced. 01 Mar 2011
First commercial marine scrubber order
Wärtsilä has announced the signing of a turnkey contract with Finnish shortsea operator Containerships Oy, for the retrofit of a fresh water scrubber system to ship 'Containerships VII'. 19 Jan 2011
Top man at Wärtsilä announces his retirement
Wärtsilä Corporation has announced that its president and CEO, Ole Johansson, has decided to retire after reaching 60 years of age in June 2011. 28 Jan 2011
Major project to further develop low-speed gas engines
In late 2010 Wärtsilä initiated a major project to further develop its low-speed engine portfolio to include gas engines, alongside its medium-speed dual fuel engines, as part of the company's strategy. 16 Feb 2011
New mid-size waterjet series from Wärtsilä
A new mid-size range of Wärtsilä waterjet s features 'plug & play' installation, inboard hydraulics, ease of maintenance and improved economic and environmental performance. 02 Mar 2011
Wärtsilä capitalises on buoyant Mid East market
Boiler servicing and modification business is booming in the Gulf, according to Wärtsilä Dubai boss, Ad J.W. Bertens. 30 Apr 2011
Upgraded engine tested to Tier II rules
Wärtsilä reports that its first upgraded RT-flex68-D engine equipped with a VTG turbocharger has been successfully tested at Doosan in Korea and found to be fully compliant with IMO Tier II regulations. 07 Mar 2011
LNG and silencer equipment ordered for new ferry
Wärtsilä has announced an extension contract from STX Finland for the supply of equipment for the world's biggest LNG fuelled passenger ferry, added to the order received at the beginning of March. 21 Mar 2011
Innovative ferry concepts unveiled
Wartsila Ship Power and Deltamarin have unveiled the result of their cooperation, announced in October 2010, in the development of a series of innovative ferry designs. 13 Apr 2011
Wärtsilä and RCCL sign service agreement
Wärtsilä has finalised what it says is its single largest maintenance agreement with a marine customer, under which the company will provide full maintenance support for five years for Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCCL). 19 Apr 2011
Design and diesel electric system package ordered for Malaysian PSV
Wärtsilä has signed a contract with Nam Cheong Dockyard of Miri, Malaysia, which will build a Wärtsilä Ship Design (WSD) multi-purpose platform supply vessel (MPSV) with diesel-electric propulsion. 21 Apr 2011
Design and D-E system for support ship
Wärtsilä reports that it has received orders for the vessel design and complete diesel electric drive installation for a new field support vessel, for Norwegian owner and operator Sartor Shipping. 03 May 2011
Another LNG powered PSV for Norway
Another LNG-fuelled platform supply vessel (PSV) is to be built for a Norwegian owner – to the VS499 design from Wärtsilä Ship Design. Wärtsilä will also supply propulsion machinery, automation and other equipment. 05 May 2011
Bid for trouble-free availability
David Tinsley looks at current developments in machinery control and monitoring, starting with monitoring condition. 30 Jun 2011
Electronic low speed engines added
Wärtsilä has increased its offering in the mid-size, low-speed engine sector by adding new 62- and 72-bore low-speed engines with electronic control to its portfolio. 19 May 2011
Wärtsilä opens new Polish workshop
On 20 May Wärtsilä opened a new workshop in Gdansk, Poland. The location of close to shipyards and ports is said to strengthen Wärtsilä's presence in the Baltic and its position as a services provider in Poland. 21 May 2011
Bio-fuel engines ordered for Finnish cargo ship
Wärtsilä reports that it has been contracted by STX Finland in Turku to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel, being built for Meriaura, a Finnish carrier of industrial products and general cargo. 23 May 2011
Design and propulsion for 'efficient' PSV
Wärtsilä has announced the award of a contract to supply the design and equipment for a new Platform Supply Vessel, to be built at Norwegian shipyard Hellesøy for Vestland Offshore. 25 May 2011
Wärtsilä and Versa to jointly develop fuel cell technology
Wärtsilä, together with Versa Power Systems (VPS), a developer of environmentally friendly, high-power solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), have concluded an agreement to develop and integrate Versa Power's SOFC technology into Wärtsilä products. 03 Jun 2011
Integrated power and propulsion for DSCV ship
Wärtsilä says it has been awarded a contract to supply an integrated solution for power generation, power distribution, and propulsion for a new diving support & construction vessel (DSCV) currently under construction in Singapore. 07 Jun 2011
Dual-fuel technology meets owners’ needs
Concerns over the extent and pace at which LNG will become obtainable as a marine fuel, and shortcomings in the international bunkering network, make dual-fuel (DF) machinery rather than pure gas engines the favoured choice for many owners looking to use natural gas fuel, writes David Tinsley. 31 Aug 2011
Wärtsilä inaugurates Chinese CPP factory
Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller, the joint venture company of Wärtsilä and Zhenjiang CME, has formally inaugurated its new €12 million CP propeller plant in Zhenjiang, China, first announced in October 2010. 29 Jun 2011
Wärtsilä medium speed engine joint venture established in China
Wärtsilä and Jiangsu CuiXing Marine Offshore Engineering have agreed to establish a joint venture for manufacturing Wärtsilä 26 and Wärtsilä 32 medium-speed marine engines in China. 30 Jun 2011
Wärtsilä concludes new LNG ship maintenance contract
Wärtsilä has announced a technical management contract, based on its dynamic maintenance planning concept, covering six LNG carriers operated by Greek ship manager and LNG shipping specialist Ceres LNG Services. 01 Jul 2011
Swedish seal maker gets new owner
Wärtsilä has acquired Cedervall, a manufacturer of shaft seal and bearing systems. Cedervall is headquartered in Gothenburg, with subsidiaries in Spain, China and Singapore, and factories in Sweden, China and Spain. 13 Jul 2011
Wärtsilä supplies more dredger propulsion
Wärtsilä has announced an order for engines and FP propellers from Van Oord for installation in the second of two large self-propelled cutter suction dredgers, as well as orders from China for dredger propulsion systems. 13 Jul 2011
50-engine order for Russian tankers
Wärtsilä has announced a new contract to supply main engines for a series of 25 tankers being built for Volga Shipping of Russia; each will be equipped with two 6L20 main engines. 18 Jul 2011
New two-stroke licensee in China
Wärtsilä has signed a licence agreement with CSSC Guangzhou Marine Diesel (GMD), part of the state-owned China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä two-stroke engines in China. 19 Jul 2011
Boxship engine order for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has announced that its RT-flex60C main engines have been selected for the first series of eight 1,700TEU 'Bangkok-max' container ships being built at the Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China. 08 Aug 2011
New Wärtsilä service shop in Finland
Wärtsilä has opened new workshop facilities in Helsinki, Finland. The company says that the new facilities enable it to offer a wide range of workshop services with rapid response times. 09 Aug 2011
Shell and Wärtsilä promote LNG as fuel
Wärtsilä and the Shell Oil Company have announced the signing of a joint co-operation agreement aimed at promoting and accelerating the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. 08 Sep 2011
Mix of marques for bulker record-breakers
An emergent fleet of ore carriers of record-breaking capacity provides references for electronically-controlled ‘cathedral’ engine designs originating from the two main fountainheads of two-stroke diesel technology in Europe, writes David Tinsley. 31 Oct 2011
Changes of course in boxship power
Efficiency optimisation trends in the containership sector, prompting a shift to lower vessel speeds, have fostered new solutions to powering arrangements and hull design based on the use of larger propellers and machinery with slower running speeds, writes David Tinsley. 31 Oct 2011
Wärtsilä move widens choice in mid-size engine market
Through a major initiative to swell its range of low-speed, two-stroke marine diesels, Wärtsilä is set to provide owners, shipyards and designers with greater choice in the mid-size engine category, writes David Tinsley. 31 Oct 2011
3 million hours for dual-fuel engines
Wärtsilä reports that its dual-fuel engines have now exceeded 3 million running hours in both land-based and marine applications, a record that the company claims cannot be matched by any other engine manufacturer. 20 Sep 2011
Two-stroke gas engine for tier III limits
Wärtsilä reports successful trials of its latest low-speed gas engine technology. The trials were conducted on the RTX5 test engine at the company's facilities in Trieste, Italy. 23 Sep 2011
New ratings for Wärtsilä low-speed models
More powerful versions of two designs in Wärtsilä’s RT-flex series of electronically-controlled, low-speed engines have been released, writes David Tinsley. 04 Oct 2011
Wärtsilä strengthens hand in hotly-contested sector
Representing a further major stage in the evolution of its 320mm-bore medium-speed engine, Wartsila’s popular W32 series has been augmented by new models offering a 16% power advance over the earlier engine design. 30 Nov 2011
Steep rise projected for dual-fuel applications
Implicit in the recent news that Wärtsilä dual-fuel, medium-speed engines have topped 3million running hours in marine and landside applications, the technology has attracted wide endorsement as a viable solution to environmental and economic challenges facing the respective markets. In fact, DF capability is spearheading the company’s technological drive in engine design. 30 Nov 2011
Engines for first LNG OSV under US flag
Wärtsilä says that it is to deliver an integrated propulsion system based on the use of LNG for two offshore support vessels for operation in the Gulf of Mexico. These will be the first LNG-fuelled US-flagged OSVs. 09 Oct 2011
IMO Tier III and 0.1% SOx are not far away
IMO Tier III regulations on nitrogen oxides are the next challenge for engine manufacturers, writes Henrik Segercrantz, summarising the current situation with forthcoming exhaust emission limits. 30 Nov 2011
Fuel cell development for shipboard applications
Wärtsilä is among the developers of fuel cell technology for marine applications, with solid oxide fuel cells fuelled by methanol, writes Henrik Segercrantz. 30 Nov 2011
NOx reduction for Finnish icebreakers
Wärtsilä reports that it has been contracted by Arctia Offshore of Finland to fit combined NOx reducer (NOR) and oxidation catalyst (OXI) technology to two of Arctia’s multi-functional icebreaking vessels. 24 Oct 2011
Contract for boxship propulsion packages
An order for supply of engines and propulsion equipment for six new ro-ro container vessels being built in Korea for NSCSA, the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, has been placed with Wärtsilä. 31 Oct 2011
Wärtsilä opens new spares centre
Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new spare parts distribution centre in Kampen, the Netherlands, which combines eight previous local warehouses into one global supply chain operation, from order confirmation to delivery. 08 Nov 2011
Wärtsilä scrubs up well at Europort
Wärtsilä has signed a cooperation agreement at Europort with Finnish and Dutch shipyards to facilitate installation of scrubbers in the marine market. 10 Nov 2011
Korean licence agreement extended
Wärtsilä and its Korean partner, Doosan Engine Co, a member of the Doosan Group, have signed a 10-year extension, covering 2012 to 2021, to the licensing agreement to build Wärtsilä low-speed engines. 15 Nov 2011
Wärtsilä confirms Hamworthy bid talks
Following reports in the UK press last week from Hamworthy that it was in advanced talks with Finland’s Wärtsilä Corporation regarding a takeover, Wärtsilä has issued a statement which confirms the news. 20 Nov 2011
New low-speed engine design started up
Wärtsilä says that the first example of its new electronically controlled X35 low-speed engine series has been successfully started at the Chinese premises of Yuchai Marine Power (YCMP). 21 Nov 2011
Wärtsilä acquires Hamworthy plc
Wärtsilä has announced that an agreement for the acquisition of UK engineering firm Hamworthy plc has been reached. 22 Nov 2011
RT-flex48T added to two-stroke portfolio
Wärtsilä reports that its latest six-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex48T engine has been successfully started up at the facilities of licensee QMD (Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI Linshan Marine Diesel) in China. 01 Dec 2011
Two-strokes gear up for latest emission regulations
The two main low-speed engine designers continue to bring upgraded versions of their range to the marketplace. 31 Jan 2012
DSME’s Brazilian PLVs to Wärtsilä design
Wärtsilä says it has been contracted to supply ship design and propulsors/positioning system for a series of two new flexible pipe laying vessels to be built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea. 22 Dec 2011
Ship machinery and system production in Russia
A joint venture between a Russian shipyard and a major European marine manufacturer hopes to take advantage of the development of shipping in the Arctic region during the next few years, as Eugene Gerden reports. 29 Feb 2012
Shareholders approve Hamworthy takeover
Wärtsilä has announced that, at the Court Meeting and General Meeting of Hamworthy plc held on 9 January in relation to its acquisition of Hamworthy, all resolutions received the strong support of shareholders. 09 Jan 2012
Integrated control – the ‘whole ship’ system
Dag Pike looks at the variety of systems which combine control of several onboard systems in a fully-integrated fashion. 29 Feb 2012
Power and positioning system for drilling rigs from Wärtsilä
The power and positioning system for two new drilling rigs ordered by the Norwegian arm of the Cyprus-based offshore drilling company Songa Offshore are to be supplied by Wärtsilä. 23 Jan 2012
Propulsion and scrubbers for Lakers
Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply fresh water integrated scrubbers for a series of six vessels being built for bulk transport on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, for Canadian owner Algoma Central. 25 Jan 2012
Wärtsilä completes Hamworthy acquisition
Wärtsilä has announced that on 31 January 2012 its acquisition of the British-headquartered, global engineering company Hamworthy plc became effective. 31 Jan 2012
Emission deadlines concentrate minds
While facing increasingly competitive and often volatile market conditions, ship operators have the added challenge of finding cost-effective solutions to all-pervasive environmental controls; David Tinsley looks at some of the options. 01 Apr 2012
Next phase of Hercules project begins
Low and medium speed engine manufacturers Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo have jointly announced the kick off of the next phase of the, long-term European-funded Hercules research programme. 10 Feb 2012
More LNG-fuelled OSVs for Gulf of Mexico
Wärtsilä has announced a contract to deliver integrated propulsion systems for two additional LNG offshore support vessels (OSVs) to Harvey Gulf International Marine, in addition to the two systems ordered in 2011. 17 Feb 2012
Wärtsilä launches new marine drive system
Wärtsilä has announced the launch of a next-generation medium voltage power drive system, targeted at larger marine applications, and which will be offered alongside the company’s existing low voltage marine drives. 07 Mar 2012
First dual-fuel newbuild with mechanical drive
An LNG carrier, soon to be delivered from the Meyer Werft yard in Germany, is notable for being the first newbuild gas-fuelled ship with mechanical drive to the propeller – previous such installations have all been part of a diesel-electric plant. 09 Mar 2012
Dual fuel gains credibility in the low speed market
Both major designers of large low speed two stroke marine engines have demonstrated their commitment to gas as an alternative fuel and have demonstrated dual-fuel technology applied to their engine designs, while, additionally, two Asian licensees are demonstrating their commitment to LNG ship power. 01 May 2012
Wärtsilä signs cruise ship service agreement
Wärtsilä says that it has signed a five-year service agreement covering 27 Wärtsilä engines onboard six ships operated by US-based Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 15 Mar 2012
The true hybrid platform supply vessel becomes reality
Det Norske Veritas has announced the latest, and third, phase of the FellowShip project, in which energy storage capability in the form of a battery pack is introduced in the energy system of the offshore supply ship ‘Viking Lady’. This allows the benefits of a true hybrid energy system to be explored. 01 May 2012
Chinese low-speed diesel gains class approval
According to reports from China, the first W-6X35 intelligent low-speed marine diesel engine produced by Yuchai Zhuhai Marine Power (YZMP) has completed the bench test, all technical parameters meeting design requirements. 18 Mar 2012
Mixed blessings - and a warning
Although there is no overall conflict between CO2 reductions and financial results as efficiency issues "become business critical", Leonardo Sonzio of Wärtsilä says that for some, regulations “will be a matter of life and death”. 23 Apr 2012
Dual fuel ticks all the boxes, says engine designer
Wärtsilä believes that the dual-fuel option for gas-fuelled ships offers economic benefits as well as practical and environmental advantages. 01 Jun 2012
92-bore engine added to Wärtsilä X-series
Wärtsilä reports that it is extending its offering in the low-speed X-generation engine series with a new X92 electronically-controlled common-rail engine, intended for large container ships above 8,000TEU capacity. 26 Apr 2012
Waterways to gain LNG-propelled bulk ship
A new, almost totally LNG-powered dry cargo inland waterway vessel will be operating on inland waterways in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France. 08 May 2012
Wärtsilä dual-fuel now in 100 LNG carriers
Wärtsilä says that it now has its dual-fuel engines in 100 LNG carrier vessels, following delivery of one such ship from a South Korean shipyard. These 100 LNG Carriers represent about 25% of the current global fleet. 01 Jun 2012
Wärtsilä adds Marinex BWMS to range
Wärtsilä has made an agreement with Canadian company, Trojan Technologies, to offer the Marinex ballast water management system (BWMS) along with the Wärtsilä Hamworthy Aquarius range. 07 Jun 2012
RT-flex50 tested with repositioned turbo
Wärtsilä says that it has successfully tested an RT-flex50 engine with the turbocharger installed on the driving end side, increasing the possibility of fitting the engine to other ship types, particularly smaller vessels. 11 Jun 2012
New R&D vice president at Wärtsilä
Mr Paolo Tonon, MSc (Eng), has been appointed Vice President, R&D of Wärtsilä Industrial Operations and will be responsible for the Research and Development of all Wärtsilä products. 21 Jun 2012
Wärtsilä Hamworthy MBRs for UK’s largest cruiser
Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract from Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A. to supply two Membrane BioReactors (MBRs) to the 141,000gt newbuilding under construction for Carnival group member P&O Cruises. 26 Jun 2012
Singapore OSV propulsion order includes two PSVs and hybrid AHTS
Wärtsilä is to supply complete and fully integrated power generation and propulsion packages for three vessels being built for Pacific Radiance, a Singapore based company specialising in offshore service activities. 05 Jul 2012
Wärtsilä service fit for a princess
Wärtsilä has been awarded a long-term service agreement by global cruise operator Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. 09 Jul 2012
Chinese LNG tug engine order for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä says that it is to supply the main engines for two LNG-fuelled tugs being built for CNOOC Energy Technology & Services (CETS), a subsidiary of the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC). 11 Jul 2012
Wärtsilä contracts for Kleven PSV newbuilds
Wärtsilä reports that it has been contracted to supply the ship designs for three new platform supply vessels to be built in Norway by Kleven Maritime AS, two for Atlantic Offshore and the other for Remøy Shipping. 25 Jul 2012
Hybrid tug power for Svitzer Australia
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the power system for four new diesel-electric powered tugs being built for Svitzer Australia at the ASL shipyard in Singapore, scheduled to be in operation by early 2014. 16 Aug 2012
Wärtsilä wins Hyundai contract
Wärtsilä Hamworthy has won a contract with Korea’s Hyundai Mipo dockyard to supply cargo handling equipment and engineering to four carriers for Antwerp based Exmar Shipping SA. 20 Sep 2012
A shorter route to greater profits
Wärtsilä’s so-called ‘new generation’ – the Generation X series – of two-stroke engines was introduced in May 2011, with the aim of significantly contributing to lowering marine engine fuel costs and improving environmental performance. 30 Nov 2012
Generation X for six Singapore newbuilds
Wärtsilä says that it is to supply its recently introduced Wärtsilä X72 licensed engines to power six new vessels – four container ships and two bulkers - being built in China for two Singapore based shipping companies. 12 Oct 2012
Progress on gas-fuelled two-strokes
The pressure to find alternative fuels, driven by both emissions legislation and the resulting commercial pressures that threaten to drive up the cost of low-sulphur fuel oils, is impacting on the low speed engine market. 30 Nov 2012
Drillship genset and propulsion contract
Wärtsilä has announced a contract from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard to supply main generating engines and thrusters for six new deep water drill ships to be built in Brazil at Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz. 15 Oct 2012
Aframax tanker design from Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä Ship Design has announced a new design for an Aframax-size tanker that focuses on efficiency, and is said to offer solutions for current and forthcoming emissions legislation. 22 Oct 2012
Integrated power for Russian icebreakers
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply integrated power and automation systems for two new icebreakers being built for a Russian state-owned enterprise by Vyborg Shipyard JSC, a long-time partner of Wärtsilä. 25 Oct 2012
Thousandth RT-flex engine order
Wärtsilä says that the 1,000th order has been placed for its low-speed two-stroke RT-flex marine diesel engines, which feature full electronic control and common-rail fuel systems. 01 Nov 2012
Wärtsilä to power new KOC tugs
Finland's Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded a major contract to supply 28 engines and complete propulsion systems for fourteen tugs being built by Damen Shipyards for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). 06 Nov 2012
Wärtsilä to lay off workers in Vaasa
The Wärtsilä Corporation will be temporarily laying off 790 workers at its Delivery Centre Vaasa (DCV) in Finland. 09 Nov 2012
Upgrade for popular four-stroke engine
Wärtsilä explains how over the last two years it has been carrying out a test programme of improvements to its 32cm-bore four-stroke engine, to provide claimed best-in-class power density and fuel economy across a broad operating range, with rated power up by 15%. 01 Mar 2013
Bearing and seal performance improved through use of composite materials
Wärtsilä claims to be the only current supplier able to provide composite technology for both seals and bearings, and as a result can offer longer life, easier maintenance and added customer value in marine applications. 01 Mar 2013
New Icepod thruster favoured for Caspian and Alaskan operations
Propulsion solutions for navigation in ice have been augmented by Wärtsilä’s development of a steerable, pulling thruster designed to 1A Super Ice Class or higher standards, known as the Icepod. David Tinsley explains. 01 Mar 2013
Milestone for gas-fuelled engines
Wärtsilä has announced that it has, to date, sold more than 2,000 of its gas-fuelled engines, which together have accumulated more than 7 million operational running hours in both land-based and marine applications. 12 Nov 2012
Wärtsilä continues Brazilian success
Finland’s propulsion expert, Wärtsilä, is continuing its success witinh the Brazilian drill ship programme with another genset and propulsion order for three new vessels. 22 Nov 2012
Wärtsilä contract for LNG powered PSV
Finland's Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply an integrated solution comprising ship design services and the power and propulsion system for a newbuild LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). 28 Nov 2012
Wärtsilä wins order for LNG ferry
Finland’s Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply the gas powered propulsion machinery, gas storage and handling systems for North America’s first LNG powered passenger ferry. 04 Dec 2012
Fifth gas-fuelled PSV for Harvey Gulf
Wärtsilä has announced a further contract to supply a complete LNG package, including the propulsion, auxiliaries and controls, for a new STX-designed PSV for US company Harvey Gulf International Marine. 07 Dec 2012
Wärtsilä under fire in US over Iran links
UANI (United Against Nuclear Iran, a US-based organisation that seeks to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapons capability) has called on Wärtsilä to end its, according to UANI, “irresponsible” business activities. 19 Dec 2012
Wärtsilä oilfield ships for COSL
Wärtsilä Ship Designs has won a contract to design six offshore oilfield ships for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL). 19 Dec 2012
Wärtsilä supplies design for Subsea 7 DSV
Wärtsilä has signed a contract for the design of a new type of diving support vessel (DSV) to be built for Subsea 7, an engineering, construction, and services contractor to the offshore energy industry. 20 Dec 2012
New Wärtsilä joint venture in China
Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power (YCMP), a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Group, have signed an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture for manufacturing medium-speed marine engines in Zhuhai City, China. 21 Dec 2012
Wärtsilä renews Chinese licenses
Wärtsilä has signed new licence agreements with seven of its long-term Chinese partners: four companies in the CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corp) group, and three from CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation). 22 Dec 2012
Wärtsilä BWMS receives type approval
Global marine solutions provider, Wärtsilä, has received type approval for its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). 02 Jan 2013
Dual fuel FPSO power station runs successfully
The Wärtsilä power packs, producing more than 100MW in total, in the new P-63 FPSO vessel have completed full 100% load tests at the Cosco shipyard in Dalian, China, in preparation for the start of operations in Brazil's offshore oil fields. 10 Jan 2013
Wärtsilä power for MacBrayne ferry
Wärtsilä will supply the main engines and auxiliary generating sets for a new ro-pax vessel for Scottish operator Caledonian MacBrayne, being built at FSG in Germany. 21 Jan 2013
Repeat orders validate scrubber technology
Wärtsilä says that it has received an order to provide a further hybrid exhaust gas cleaning and SCR system, from an unspecified repeat customer. 25 Jan 2013
Wärtsilä reports stable 2012
Global power solutions company, Wärtsilä, has reported a stable end to 2012 in its recently published ‘financial statements bulletin for December 2012’. 28 Jan 2013
Follow-up scrubber contract from Messina
Wärtsilä has announced a contract awarded the Korean yard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems for four new container ro-ro (con-ro) vessels being built for Italian shipowner Ignazio Messina. 26 Feb 2013
Gas-fuelled ferry maintenance contract
Wärtsilä says that it has concluded a five year maintenance agreement with Finnish ship owner, Viking Line, for maintaining and servicing the LNG-fuelled passenger ferry 'Viking Grace'. 14 Mar 2013
Wärtsilä plans new factory in Brazil
Wärtsilä has announced that it will set up a new fully-owned manufacturing facility in Brazil to meet increasing demand, particularly in the offshore market. 15 Mar 2013
Wärtsilä MPSVs for Malaysia
Finland's Wärtsilä has won a contract to design a series of four multi purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, a subsidiary of Malaysian offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad. 08 Apr 2013
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LNG package order for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has received an order to supply a package of equipment for a series of LNG carriers being built at Sinopacific in China, for Danish operator Evergas. 15 Apr 2013
Final Approval for Wärtsilä’s Aquarius EC
Wärtsilä has received Final Approval from the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) for its Aquarius EC ballast water management system (BWMS). 17 May 2013
New Wärtsilä Yuchai production facilities
The joint venture owned by Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd, Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co Ltd, has begun construction of its new production facilities in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province of China. 28 May 2013
More power for mid-range dual-fuel engine
Wärtsilä has announced a higher-output version of its dual fuel four-stroke 34DF engine, for which lower fuel consumption and improved environmental performance are also claimed. 05 Jun 2013
Wärtsilä to design heavy construction ship for Subsea 7
Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the design for a large heavy construction vessel (HCV) to be built for Subsea 7 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. 06 Jun 2013
Wärtsilä BWMS for LPG vessel
Wärtsilä has been contracted by Italy’s Carbofin SPA, part of the Carboflotta group, to retrofit its Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessel, ‘Marola’. 07 Jun 2013
Type approval tests conclude for Wärtsilä’s X40
Wärtsilä’s X40 two-stroke engine has successfully passed its type approval test (TAT) programme, which was carried out at Chinese licensee Yuchai Marine Power. 10 Jun 2013
Increased Wärtsilä supply for US gas-fuelled PSVs
Wärtsilä reports that it has been contracted to supply a complete integrated solutions package for the first of a series of multi-purpose PSVs for US operator Harvey Gulf Marine. 18 Jun 2013
Lower cost stern tube seal repair
According to Wärtsilä, stern tube seals, mounted between the propeller and the stern tube, are vulnerable to damage due to the hazards present in the subsea environment. Operating with a damaged seal risks environmental pollution and failure of the stern tube bearings, either of which can result in a vessel being unable to sail, costing the owner time and money. 25 Jun 2013
Concern over single oils
Castrol Marine has welcomed new guidance from Wärtsilä that undermines claims that mid-range base number (BN) oils represent a single cylinder oil solution for marine 2-stroke engines. 26 Jun 2013
Wärtsilä's 24-vessel propulsion order
Wärtsilä has announced that it is supplying propulsion packages for 24 new vessels being built in China for Singapore-based operator China Navigation Co. The engines are being built by licensee Hudong Heavy Machinery. 28 Jun 2013
Scrubber order for Norwegian ferry
Wärtsilä has been contracted by Norwegian ferry operator Color Line to retrofit four exhaust gas cleaning systems to the company’s ‘SuperSpeed 2’ ro-pax ferry. 24 Jun 2013
Type approval for another RT-flex engine
Wärtsilä has announced that the RT-flex58T version D ER-3 has successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) at licensee Diesel United (DU) in Japan. 04 Jul 2013
First orders for X62 two-stroke engine
Wärtsilä says that it has received its first two orders for the X62 series, its latest mid-size low speed engine intended specifically for Panamax bulk carriers, Aframax and LR2 tankers and container feeder ships. 17 Jul 2013
Wärtsilä retrofits German ferry
Wärtsilä is to fit a German car and passenger ferry with dual fuel engines as part of a retrofitting contract awarded by German shipyard, Brenn-und Verformungstechnik Bremen GmbH (BVT). 18 Jul 2013
Jets for 50-plus knot ro-pax ferry
Wärtsilä reports that it has provided the waterjets for what is claimed to be the world's fastest high speed ferry, which has now passed its sea trials and is ready to begin commercial operation. 23 Jul 2013
Wärtsilä engines for LNG ferry
The first Danish domestic ferry to be run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) is to be powered by four Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. 21 Aug 2013
Wärtsilä to power Brazilian pipe layers
Wärtsilä has announced an order for propulsion systems for six new offshore pipe laying vessels being built by Dutch company IHC Merwede. 28 Aug 2013
New head of Wärtsilä four-stroke
Roger Holm has been appointed as Wärtsilä senior vice president, four-stroke, and member of the ship power management team. 29 Aug 2013
Wärtsilä design for LNG powered PSV
Wärtsilä is to supply the design and integrated solutions for a new LNG powered large platform supply vessel (PSV) for Siem Offshore. 02 Sep 2013
Wärtsilä gas conversions
As climbing fuel prices and increasingly stringent environmental regulations set in, Wärtsilä is seeing “considerable gas conversion potential” in the marine industry. 05 Sep 2013
Results-driven Hercules research project in third phase
With the European marine engine research project Hercules well into its third phase, David Tinsley looks at how it can achieve its goals of near-zero emissions and further significant drops in fuel consumption. 16 Oct 2013
Cryogenic valves for ferry LNGPac retrofit
UK-based Bestobell Valves reports an order from Wärtsilä Gas Power Systems, with which it formed a partnership in April 2013 as a preferred supplier of cryogenic valves for Wärtsilä’s LNGPac fuel system. 06 Sep 2013
Wärtsilä solutions for LNG ferries
Wärtsilä is to supply integrated solutions for two duel-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) ro-pax passenger ferries for Canadian ferry services provider, Société du Québec (STQ). 11 Sep 2013
Thrusters from Wärtsilä offer higher efficiency and wider power range
Wärtsilä is to introduce a new series of steerable and transverse thrusters, known as the Wärtsilä Steerable Thruster (WST) and Wärtsilä Transverse Thruster (WTT) series, which will replace existing products in the portfolio. 02 Oct 2013
Long life seal ring for use with EALs
Wärtsilä has launched a stern tube seal ring specifically designed for use with environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs). 09 Oct 2013
W20DF released to US market for EPA Tier 4
Wärtsilä has released its 20DF dual-fuel engine for sale in the US market, with full compliance with the strict United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions limits. 09 Oct 2013
More Wärtsilä engines for LNG carriers
Wärtsilä is to supply its 50DF dual-fuel engines and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers being built at Chinese shipyards. 15 Oct 2013
Wärtsilä gas cleaning system order
Wärtsilä will retrofit its open loop scrubber systems on three more Color Line cruise vessels helping to confirm its leading position in the scrubber market. 17 Oct 2013
Wärtsilä launches gas-fuelled two-stroke to the market
Wärtsilä has announced that it has successfully conducted full scale testing of its low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel engine running on LNG as fuel. 12 Nov 2013
Wärtsilä exhaust gas system retrofit
Wärtsilä has been contracted by TT-Line, the German-Swedish ferry operator, to retrofit an exhaust gas cleaning system to its Ro-Pax vessel, the ‘M/S Robin Hood’ as part of TT-Line's Green Ship strategy. 13 Nov 2013
Wärtsilä Aquarius BWMS accepted by US
All US and foreign flag ships fitted with Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) can now operate in US territorial waters. 18 Nov 2013
Wärtsilä opens new test facility
Today, Wärtsilä is opening its new test facility for future propulsion products and technology. 28 Nov 2013
New auxiliary engine packages from Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä is introducing two new auxiliary engine and generator packages, the Auxpac 16 and the Auxpac 32. 02 Dec 2013
Two-speed marine transmissions from Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has launched a two-speed marine gearbox, intended for ships with multiple operating modes or low transit speeds, such as ro-pax ferries, offshore support vessels, tugs and fishing vessels. 04 Dec 2013
Wärtsilä to design LNG container ship
Wärtsilä is to supply the engineering scope for the initial, basic and production designs for a series of two LNG-powered container Ro-Ro vessels. 05 Dec 2013
Low-pressure dual-fuel engine technology comes to two-stroke market
Wärtsilä’s long-anticipated dual-fuel two-stroke engine has now been introduced to the market; we saw the first example in operation at the company’s Trieste plant in Italy. 20 Dec 2013
US calls time on low-level pollution, mandates enviro-lubricants
The US EPA is bringing in a revised Vessel General Permit this month, mandating the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants for certain shipboard applications while in US waters; David Tinsley explains. 16 Dec 2013
Main propulsion package order for six chemical tankers
Wärtsilä says that it has received an order to supply complete main propulsion systems for six new chemical tankers, being built in China for Stolt Tankers by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group in China. 09 Dec 2013
Big-bore long-stroke engine for Post Panamax boxhips
A series of four 9,000 teu container ships for Turkish operator Ciner will be powered by eight-cylinder Wärtsilä X92 main engines. 09 Dec 2013
Dual-fuel propulsion system contract for German ferry
Wärtsilä has announced an order to provide a full propulsion package for a new North Sea passenger ferry being built for German company Reederei Cassen Eils. 12 Dec 2013
Four more gas-fuelled PSVs for Siem
Poland's Remontowa shipyard is to build four more dual-fuelled PSVs to the Wärtsilä Ship Design VS 4411 DF design for Siem Offshore. 31 Dec 2013
New Wärtsilä engine for Terntank tankers
Wärtsilä is to supply its new two-stroke, low pressure, dual-fuel engine for Denmark’s Terntank Rederi AS, which will mark the first installation of the engine. 02 Dec 2013
Wärtsilä quashes takeover proposals from Rolls-Royce
Wärtsilä has said that, contrary to reports in some media, it does not intend to sell its ship power business unit to Rolls-Royce. 09 Jan 2014
Wärtsilä moves into LNG terminal construction
Wärtsilä has announced the signature of a turnkey contract to supply a liquefied natural gas receiving terminal to be built at Tornio in northern Finland. 10 Jan 2014
Mid-bore Wärtsilä engine passes tests
Wärtsilä reports that the first example of its X72 mid-bore, low-speed engine has successfully passed the factory acceptance test. 14 Jan 2014
Wärtsilä stays positive
Wärtsilä is set for a strong 2014, with net sales expected to grow by 0-10% and operational profitability to be around 11%. 29 Jan 2014
Wärtsilä and Van Oord sign service agreement
Wärtsilä has concluded a three-year framework agreement with Netherlands based dredging and offshore project contractor Van Oord, for all field service and parts supply. 13 Feb 2014
Four more gas-fuelled PSVs for Siem
Wärtsilä has been contracted by Siem Offshore to provide ship design, propulsion systems and other equipment for four more PSVs to be built at Remontowa in Poland for Siem Offshore. 18 Feb 2014
TOTE goes with Wärtsilä four-strokes for LNG conversions
Wärtsilä says that it has been contracted by US shipowner Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) to supply equipment for what is said to be the largest LNG conversions to be undertaken in the US. 18 Feb 2014
Wärtsilä solutions receive seal of approval
Wärtsilä’s environmentally-sustainable propeller shaft sealing solutions, Airguard and Oceanguard, can continue to use mineral oil as they meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2013 revised Vessel General Permit. 04 Mar 2014
Wärtsilä BWMS meets EX requirements
Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has been certified according to explosion proof (EX) requirements, meaning it can be used for hazardous onboard areas. 05 Mar 2014
Going the extra 9,000 miles
“People don’t want to interact with virtual world: providing a service is a ‘people business’ Pierpaolo Barbone of Wärtsilä tells Stevie Knight. “Professionalism can’t even begin to play a part unless it’s based on being human.” 18 Mar 2014
Wärtsilä wins retrofit contract
Wärtsilä is to retrofit two Condor ro-ro ferries with its new Aquarius Ready ballast water management system (BWMS). 18 Mar 2014
PSV designs aimed at Asia-Pacific owners
Wärtsilä Ship Design (WSD) Singapore has unveiled a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) design package aimed at ship owners and shipyards in the Asia-Pacific region. 18 Mar 2014
Dual fuel engine developed for fuel flexibility
Wärtsilä has added another dual fuel four-stroke engine, the 46DF, to its marine portfolio, a move which the company claims has “once again raised the technology bar in the dual-fuel engine market.” 24 Mar 2014
Exhaust gas cleaning – solutions for sulphur oxide emission reduction
With tighter SOx regulations in ECAs coming into effect in 2015, shipowners and operators must decide within the next few months on how to reduce SOx emissions; Leonardo Sonzio, director retrofit, Wärtsilä Ship Power environmental solutions, explains that there are two main options, exhaust gas cleaning systems or switching to lower sulphur content fuel. 25 Mar 2014
Second order for low-pressure DF two-stroke
Wärtsilä has announced a further order for its low-pressure two-stroke, dual-fuel engine, for an LNG carrier ship being built in China for a Chinese owner. 25 Mar 2014
More scrubber orders from HHI for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä says that following new contracts it now has orders for exhaust gas cleaning systems for 10 ships to be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. 01 Apr 2014
Don’t overlook auxiliary issues
Its worth noting that some auxiliaries see larger load steps while the propulsion engines are near idling, as they are often connected to pumps, cranes and other gear such as thrusters, says Tomas Aminoff of Wärtsilä. 30 Apr 2012
Wärtsilä power and ship design for harsh conditions
Wärtsilä has announced a contract for design and power for a new platform supply vessel for operating in arctic conditions. 03 Apr 2014
Wärtsilä PCMS gains recognition
Wärtsilä’s Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS) has received service level recognition by DNV-GL, making it the first company to attain this type of recognition from three major classification societies. 08 Apr 2014
The new IGF Code could accelerate the uptake of fuel cells
The industry is now well placed to adopt fuel cell technologies, but it will take time, writes Wendy Laursen 10 Apr 2014
Wärtsilä enters Paraguayan market with tug order
Wärtsilä has reported an order for the delivery of an integrated propulsion solution for a new river vessel, representing the company’s first foray into the Paraguayan market. 10 Apr 2014
Lockheed Martin delivers first LNG tank
The first LNG tank manufactured by Lockheed Martin in the US for Harvey Gulf’s gas-fuelled PSVs has been completed in New Orleans. 16 Apr 2014
Sealing options for meeting VGP grow
A growing range of sealing solutions are available which enable ship operators to meet the US Vessel General Permit conditions; the latest options are described by Wendy Laursen. 07 May 2014
Finnlines works to reduce fleet emissions
In a bid to reduce its environmental impact and comply with new upcoming stringent SOx emissions regulations, Finnlines has ordered a range of exhaust gas cleaning systems. 15 May 2014
Repeat LNG package order for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has announced that it has been contracted to supply integrated LNG equipment and propulsion packages for three more LNG tankers for Danish operator Evergas, in an extension to a similar previous order placed in 2013. 19 May 2014
FP propeller design promises significant fuel savings
Wärtsilä has launched the FPP Opti fixed pitch propeller design concept, offering claimed fuel savings of up to 4% and with reliable full scale performance predictions. 04 Jun 2014
New stage in revitalisation of Canada’s great lakes/seaway fleet
A new generation of Deltamarin-designed bulk carriers optimised for trade on the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway which has been phased into service by Canadian operator Algoma Central Corporation is described by David Tinsley 07 Jun 2014
Dual-fuel Wärtsilä power for icebreaker
Wärtsilä reports that a new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency will be powered by dual-fuel engines capable of operating on both LNG and low sulphur diesel fuel. 10 Jun 2014
Two significant service contracts for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has announced two new service agreements – one a three-year contract with DOF group, and the other, in conjunction with ABB Turbochargers, a 10-year maintenance and support deal with Royal Caribbean Cruises. 12 Jun 2014
Wärtsilä X72 and X62 performance tests
Both the Wärtsilä X72 and X62 two-stroke engines have recently successfully passed important type approval tests that verify various performance criteria. 17 Jun 2014
Wärtsilä seals ‘industry first’ recognition
Wärtsilä has gained service level recognition for its Airguard and Oceanguard propeller shaft sealing systems from Lloyd’s Register and is said to be the first company in the industry to do so. 24 Jun 2014
Steadily northward
“We’ve seen the oil and gas industry extending its reach steadily north in recent years,” says Ove Wilhelmsen of Wärtsilä, drawing with it a gradual change in support craft design. 25 Jun 2014
Hybrids – an answer to inefficiency
True hybrid solutions could, with the right push, go much further than their diesel electric forebears in answering some of the inefficiencies which lie at the heart of offshore support operations. 25 Jun 2014
New group targets 50 LNG ships by 2019
A new Germany-based maritime body promoting LNG propulsion in shipping has set a target of five years for the introduction of at least 50 more ships fitted or retro-fitted for LNG use, writes Tom Todd. 25 Jun 2014
Wärtsilä gensets for offshore vessels
Wärtsilä is to supply its generating sets for two new intervention vessels being built for Norway’s Siem Offshore. 30 Jun 2014
Wartsila to provide CBM for 20 dual-fuel Greek LNG tankers
Wärtsilä reports that it has signed technical management agreements with four Greek LNG carrier operators, covering maintenance of 80 dual fuel engines in 20 ships, for a five year period. 15 Jul 2014
Wärtsilä sells stake in two-stroke business to China
Wärtsilä has announced its intention to form a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation, in which CSSC will hold the larger share, to take over Wärtsilä’s two-stroke engine business. 18 Jul 2014
Wartsila forms medium-speed joint venture with CSSC
Wärtsilä says it has signed a joint venture agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines. 18 Jul 2014
Wärtsilä sells its share of Chinese two-stroke joint venture
Wärtsilä says that it intends to divest its shares in the Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI Linshan Marine Diesel Co (QMD), a joint venture company for manufacturing large low-speed marine diesel engines. 24 Jul 2014
What’s the point of stricter standards if they aren’t enforced?
Wendy Laursen talks to Wei Chen of Wärtsilä who explains that the regulation of black and grey waste water treatment continues to evolve, but the problems remain the same. 06 Aug 2014
Wärtsilä ship design contract
Wärtsilä has been selected as the partner for designing a new ferry as part of the ‘Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor’ project. 05 Aug 2014
Further order for Wärtsilä Arctic PSV
Wärtsilä Ship Design reports that a second confirmed design contract for its new series of Arctic platform supply vessels has been signed. 07 Aug 2014
Wärtsilä control system for US facility
Wärtsilä is to supply a control system for a shore-based LNG fuelling facility in Port Fourchon, Louisiana, USA, owned by Harvey Gulf International Marine. 18 Aug 2014
Control system designed for hybrid ships
Wärtsilä is launching a hybrid control system, designed to combine different power sources with energy storage devices resulting in fuel savings and lower emissions. 25 Aug 2014
Wärtsilä unveils new LNG solution
Wärtsilä has upgraded its fully integrated fuel gas handling system, LNGPac, and made improvements to its Gas Valve Unit (GVU) as the use of LNG as a marine fuel becomes increasingly popular. 26 Aug 2014
Wärtsilä to maintain Harvey gas-fuelled PSVs
Wärtsilä says that it has signed a long-term technical management agreement with Harvey Gulf International Marine covering condition based maintenance and dynamic maintenance planning for eight offshore support vessels, including Harvey Gulf’s six LNG-fuelled PSVs. 28 Aug 2014
Wärtsilä and Yuchai inaugurate new four-stroke factory
The joint venture company set up by Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co, known as the Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co, has announced the inauguration of its new facility in Zhuhai City, China. 02 Sep 2014
New Chinese two-stroke licensee for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has added another Chinese licensee with the conclusion of a licence agreement with Jangsu Antai covering the manufacture and sales of two-stroke engines. 03 Sep 2014
Container ship order for low pressure dual fuel two-stroke engines
Wärtsilä’s gas-fuelled two-stroke engine has picked up another order, this time for a series of four container ships for German shipowner GNS Shipping which will be built in China. 08 Sep 2014
Dual fuel X-series two-stroke engine order for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä has announced that two new large, 180,000m3 LNG carriers being built by the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in Korea are to be powered by six-cylinder X62DF two-stroke dual-fuel engines. 09 Sep 2014
Bulker gets dual-fuel four-stroke technology
Wärtsilä says that its latest engine order emphasises the increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel: the company’s 34DF dual-fuel four-stroke has been selected to power a cement carrier being built at the Ferus Smit shipyard. 15 Sep 2014
Wärtsilä expands propulsion monitoring services
Wärtsilä is expanding its Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), which was introduced in 2010, with two new editions – PCMS Starter and PCMS Professional. 15 Sep 2014
Wärtsilä addresses market demands with new CPP
Wärtsilä introduced its latest Controllable Pitch (CP) propeller system at the 2014 SMM Exhibition last week, which it says addresses the demands of medium and large sized vessel owners. 16 Sep 2014
Wärtsilä looks east – but maintains its European roots
The recent news that Wärtsilä was, in effect, selling a majority stake in its two-stroke engine business to China’s state shipbuilding concern came as rather a shock to many in the industry. 17 Sep 2014
One million dollar button
“They call it the ‘one million dollar button’ but in fact the cost of hitting it is several million dollars,” Matthias Becker of Wärtsilä tells Stevie Knight. 08 Oct 2014
Hercules-2 engine development project to get underway
Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo have jointly announced the formal commencement of the EU-funded Hercules-2 project, aimed at minimising emissions from large marine diesel engines. 22 Sep 2014
Scrubbing technology; proven, market ready and evolving to meet operators’ needs
Sigurd Jenssen, director EGC of Wärtsilä Environmental Solutions, looks at the current state of the exhaust gas cleaning systems market and its application to ships required to comply with very low sulphur emissions regulations. 31 Oct 2014
Wärtsilä gas handling systems for VLECs
Wärtsilä is to supply gas handling systems for six new 87,000m³ very large ethane carriers (VLECs) being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in South Korea. 13 Oct 2014
Wartsila moves forward in four-stroke propulsion
Wärtsilä has inaugurated a new factory in China, and upgraded its CP propeller deaign, as well as contracting to supply a dual fuel two-stroke plant for a bulk carrier. 30 Oct 2014
Wärtsilä announces maintenance agreement with Wagenborg
Wärtsilä says that it has recently signed a six-year maintenance agreement with Netherlands-based Wagenborg Shipping, 16 Oct 2014
Steerable thruster approved before production
Wärtsilä reports that DNV GL has issued approval for the design of its WST-14 thruster, indicating that the design fully complies with the classification rules. 24 Oct 2014
Efficient propulsion systems for anchor handling support ships
Wärtsilä has provided both the basic design and the high-efficiency integrated propulsion systems for two new AHTS type vessels being built at the Colombo Dockyard in Sri Lanka. 29 Oct 2014
Japanese licensee renews two-stroke agreement
Wärtsilä and Diesel United Ltd in Japan have signed a ten-year renewal of their co-operation agreement for the sale, manufacturing and servicing of Wärtsilä low speed marine engines. 31 Oct 2014
Wärtsilä DF engines for Russian LNG carriers
Wärtsilä is to supply 54 of its dual-fuel engines for 172,600m³ icebreaking LNG carriers being built by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). 10 Nov 2014
Electro-chlorination ballast system receives AMS acceptance
Wärtsilä says that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) has now granted Alternate Management System (AMS) acceptance for its Aquarius EC Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), which adds to the AMS acceptance previously granted for the Aquarius UV BWMS. 12 Nov 2014
Middle East's first LNG fuelled tug
Dubai-based Drydocks World (DDW) has contracted Wärtsilä to design and supply the propulsion and other equipment for a new LNG-fuelled harbour tug. 18 Nov 2014
Wärtsilä solutions for Maersk AHTS vessels
Wärtsilä is to supply fully integrated solutions for a new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels being built in Norway for Maersk Supply Service AS. 28 Nov 2014
Cummins power for Malaysian OSVs
Shin Yang Shipyard of Miri, Malaysia, has completed the build of two sister offshore support vessels, ‘MV Anis’ and ‘MV Alya’, for an unspecified operator. 09 Dec 2014
Achieving ballast water compliance
Six new bulk carriers being built at the Namura and Onomichi shipyards in Japan, are to be fitted with 12 Wärtsilä Aquarius UV ballast water management systems (BWMS) enabling them to achieve compliance with anticipated environmental regulations. 16 Dec 2014
Automation and electrical boost for Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä is set to acquire L-3 Marine Systems International for €285m, a move that will strengthen its position in automation and electrical systems. 17 Dec 2014
Newbuild high speed LNG ferry
A new passenger ferry being built for Swedish operator Rederi AB Gotland will be the first Swedish flagged LNG powered passenger vessel and claimed to be the world's first LNG fuelled high speed ro-pax ferry. 23 Dec 2014
Wärtsilä power for super dredger
One of the world's largest non self-propelled cutter dredger vessels currently being built in China will be equipped with Wärtsilä engines, both to generate power and to drive the dredging pump. 06 Jan 2015
Wärtsilä X62 engine approved and available
The latest of Wärtsilä’s X-generation engines, the X62, has passed design validation and type approval tests and is now fully available. 08 Jan 2015
LR to class first methanol powered vessel
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has confirmed it will class the ‘world’s first’ methanol powered vessel following its conversion to a dual-fuel propulsion system at Poland’s Remontowa shipyard. 12 Jan 2015
Van Beers joins Blohm+Voss as CEO
German shipbuilder Blohm+Voss has appointed Fred van Beers as its new chief executive officer, taking over from Dr Herbert Aly from 1 March. 13 Jan 2015
Wärtsilä 2-stroke engine business deal finalised
Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation's (CSSC) 2-stroke engine joint venture has been finalised with the required government and merger control approvals having been received. 20 Jan 2015
LNG breakthrough for Wärtsilä in China
Wärtsilä is to supply LNG reliquefaction plants and gas handling systems to four LNG carriers being built by the Hudong-Zhongua Shipbuilding yard in China. 21 Jan 2015
Wärtsilä propulsion for first CNG carrier
Wärtsilä Ship Power is to supply its 9-cylinder 34DF dual-fuel engine, controlled-pitch propeller and gearbox for the world’s first ever compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier, to enter operation in May 2016. 05 Feb 2015
Wärtsilä pollution prevention for ‘QM2’
Cunard’s cruise ship, ‘Queen Mary 2’, is being fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system that will enable it to fully comply with the IMO’s pollution prevention requirements. 06 Feb 2015
Wärtsilä DF engines for Shell LNG bunker vessel
Wärtsilä is to supply DF dual-fuel engines for a specialised LNG bunker vessel being built by STX Offshore and Shipbuilding Company for Shell. 09 Feb 2015
Wärtsilä gensets for five Chinese ships
Wärtsilä is to provide a total of 20 generating sets for five 14,500 teu container vessels under construction at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group yard for China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO). 10 Feb 2015
Wärtsilä engines for DSME gas carriers
Wärtsilä has received an order for 30 dual-fuel engines for five new design Arc 7 ice-class LNG carriers being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to serve the Yamal LNG project. 11 Feb 2015
Wärtsilä and Cryonorm cooperate on LNG system
Advanced LNG systems for inland waterways will be the focus of a new cooperation between Wärtsilä and Dutch cryogenic vaporizer company Cryonorm Systems. 16 Feb 2015
“First ever” in-line closed-loop scrubber order
Wärtsilä has won a contract from Stena to install the “first ever” in-line closed-loop scrubber system to two of its ro-ro ferries, helping the operator to achieve emissions compliance. 17 Feb 2015
First EX BWMS delivery for Wärtsilä
A series of eight newbuild 33,000 DWT chemical tankers will be equipped with explosion proof (EX) Wärtsilä Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS), the first EX delivery since the system was granted EX-certification in spring 2014. 04 Mar 2015
Scrubber finance solution for shipowners
Wärtsilä is teaming up with Clean Marine Energy Europe Ltd (CME) to provide a funding solution to help shipowners comply with sulphur emissions legislation through the use of exhaust gas cleaning technology. 09 Mar 2015
Tallink chooses Wärtsilä for dual-fuel ro-pax
Tallink has selected Wärtsilä to power its dual-fuel ro-pax ferry on order from Meyer Turku. 12 Mar 2015
Wärtsilä SCR breakthrough in China
Wärtsilä is to supply its first two-stroke engine with high-pressure SCR system built in China to a new 22,000dwt multi-purpose vessel under construction at the Ouha Shipyard for China Navigation Co (CNCo). 17 Mar 2015
ABB propulsion for LNG fast ferry
Power and automation expert, ABB, has won the contract to deliver the complete electric power plant, electrical propulsion systems and energy management solution for Tallink Grupp´s new LNG powered fast ferry. 17 Mar 2015
Propulsion research programme launched
A new €7.5m technology research programme has been launched with the aim of developing propulsion products specifically for arctic conditions that could significantly improve costs and reliability for shipowners. 18 Mar 2015
Wärtsilä unveils latest LNG carrier designs
Wärtsilä is expanding its offering with a new series of LNG carrier ship designs, part of the company's strategic programme of ‘Taking Merchant Shipping into the Gas Age’. 27 Mar 2015
Wärtsilä service for Golar LNG fleet
Wärtsilä has signed a five year technical management agreement with Golar Management Oslo for delivery of services to Golar LNG – a leading global independent owner and operator of LNG carriers. 15 Apr 2015
Digital authentication for Wärtsilä components
Wärtsilä has developed new digital identification technology that helps to improve component traceability and it is in the process of implementing it. 16 Apr 2015
Wärtsilä unveils new AHTS design
Wärtsilä has launched a new anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel design, focused on efficiency, low fuel consumption and a reduced environmental impact. 24 Apr 2015
Wärtsilä ethane test success
Wärtsilä’s four-stroke 50DF engine has been certified to run on liquid ethane gas (LEG) fuel after a successful testing programme in collaboration with petrochemical and gas shipping company Evergas. 06 May 2015
Carnival inks optimisation deal with Wärtsilä
Carnival Corp is to adopt Wärtsilä’s asset performance optimisiation solution across its fleet under a new partnership that will allow the power and automation company to test new technologies on the cruise conglomerate’s vessels. 09 May 2015
Winterthur demonstrates new DF engine
Winterthur Gas and Diesel (WinGD) has demonstrated a run of the first large bore model from its new range of Wärtsilä X-DF low-speed two-stroke engines that it says is in response to LNG carrier demand. 11 May 2015
Wärtsilä scrubbers for Dutch ro-ro carriers
Wärtsilä is to supply its hybrid scrubber systems to clean the exhaust emissions from two Dutch ro-ro carriers owned by Royal Wagenborg. 12 May 2015
Wärtsilä BWMs for Jinhai container vessels
Wärtsilä has received an order for ballast water management systems (BWMS) for three new container ships being built for a major European shipping company at the Jinhai Shipyard in China. 27 May 2015
Wärtsilä integrates systems on Evergas carrier
Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering will today deliver the first of a new class of gas transport vessels, ordered by Danish fuel and gas shipping company Evergas. 28 May 2015
COSCO to build Wärtsilä BWMS
Wärtsilä has signed an agreement enabling COSCO (Weihai) Shipbuilding Marine Technology Company (WECOSCO) to build its Aquarius electrochlorination (EC) ballast water management system (BWMS) under license. 01 Jun 2015
Wärtsilä reveals container feeder vessel designs
Wärtsilä has launched a series of four new container feeder vessel designs which it says strive for optimal fuel efficiency while complying with all known current and future environmental regulations. 02 Jun 2015
‘Record breaking’ Wärtsilä 31 engine launched
Wärtsilä has launched a new medium-speed engine that it claims reaches a previously unimaginable level of fuel efficiency – with consumption as low as 165g/kWh in the diesel version of the Wärtsilä 31 engine. 02 Jun 2015
Wärtsilä completes acquisition of MSI
Wärtsilä Corporation has completed the acquisition of Germany based L-3 Marine Systems International (MSI) for a purchase price of around €295m. 03 Jun 2015
Wärtsilä scrubbers for new container ships
Wärtsilä is to install its Hybrid Scrubber Systems on three new 2,500 teu container vessels to clean the exhaust from both the main and auxiliary engines. 18 Jun 2015
Factory acceptance for breakthrough Wärtsilä engine
The first commercial application of Wärtsilä’s low-pressure, dual-fuel two-stroke engine will be on an LNG carrier under construction for Zhejiang Huaxiang Shipping Co, after the engine passed factory acceptance tests (FAT) at Yuchai Marine Power Co (YMPC) in Zhuhai City. 23 Jun 2015
New fuel-flexible dual fuel and small-bore four-strokes launched
Wartsila has added a new dual fuel engine, claimed to offer lowest fuel consumption, high output and attractive lifecycle costs, to its portfolio which was recently enhanced by two smaller four-strokes aimed principally at the genset market. 26 Mar 2014
Type approval for Wärtsilä tunnel thruster
Wärtsilä has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register for its WTT11 tunnel thruster. The approval means thrusters will not be subject to a design review for each vessel or hull number, with major cost saving implications. 30 Jun 2015
Flexible new breed raises handysize bar
The 38,762dwt geared handysize carrier ‘True Love’ has provided the Green Dolphin concept with its seagoing debut - leading a robust and exceptionally economical new generation of versatile ‘workhorses’ for multifarious bulk cargo commerce. David Tinsley reports. 06 Jul 2015
Wärtsilä propulsion for new Scottish fishing vessel
A new fishing vessel being built by Simek AS in Norway will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox. 07 Jul 2015
Wärtsilä power for cutting-edge dredger
Wärtsilä is to supply engines and all essential ancillaries for a new self-propelled cutter dredger being built for Tianjin Dredging Company, part of the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC). 15 Jul 2015
Wärtsilä power for CMA CGM container vessel
Wärtsilä’s X92 low-speed diesel engine will power one of the first in a new class of container vessels for CMA CGM, with a capacity of more than 20,000 teu. 15 Jul 2015
Wärtsilä Ship Power reorganised amid redundancies
Wärtsilä has renamed its Ship Power division Marine Solutions, and announced plans to make around 600 redundancies, as it reorganises the unit in light of the “sluggish global marine market”. 20 Jul 2015
Wärtsilä enhances virtual engineering offering
Wärtsilä has been enhancing its remote service offering and asset performance optimisation solutions to keep up with how digitalisation is changing the way marine and power plant maintenance services are conducted. 05 Aug 2015
Wärtsilä to power world's first dual-fuelled dredger
A new generation Antigoon class dredger, called 'Scheldt River', being built by Royal IHC (IHC) in the Netherlands on behalf of the Belgium based DEME Group, is to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines. 10 Aug 2015
Construction begins for Tallink LNG fast ferry
Construction of Tallink Group’s new generation LNG-powered fast ferry has begun at Meyer Turku shipyard. 14 Aug 2015
Wärtsilä hails LNG carrier progress
Wärtsilä says its more powerful 34DF engine, relaunched with a higher maximum continuous rating in 2013, is becoming the auxiliary engine of choice among South Korean shipyards building LNG carriers. 27 Aug 2015
Wärtsilä wins second Finnlines scrubber order
Wärtsilä has been awarded another contract for scrubber systems by ro-ro and passenger vessel operator Finnlines, supplying a further three vessels after an initial contract for six ships last year. 28 Aug 2015
Wärtsilä secures LNG regasification orders
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has ordered Wärtsilä regasification modules for two floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) under construction for Hoegh LNG and Gazprom. 02 Sep 2015
Wärtsilä wins Bernhard Schulte BWMS order
Wärtsilä is to supply its Aquarius ballast water management systems (BWMS) for 11 container vessels owned by Bernhard Schulte GmbH & Co KG – one of the largest single retrofit contracts so far for BWMS solutions. 04 Sep 2015
Wärtsilä power for Norwegian fishing vessel
Wärtsilä is to supply a complete propulsion solution for a new factory trawler fishing vessel currently being built in Turkey for Norwegian marine trawling operator, Halstensen Granit AS. 07 Sep 2015
Wärtsilä maintenance agreement for GasLog
Wärtsilä Corp has signed a multi-year maintenance agreement for seven LNG carriers owned by GasLog LNG Services. 28 Sep 2015
Versatile tankers for Atlantic ethane traffic
A new chapter has opened in liquefied gas transportation with the entry into service of Danish owner Evergas’ first Dragon design vessels: the largest, most flexible and state-of-the-art multi-gas carriers to date. David Tinsley reports. 01 Oct 2015
Sustainable biofuels for the future
A new European initiative is being launched with the aim of encouraging and promoting the use of biofuels as a sustainable, reliable, low-emissions alternative for the shipping industry. 08 Oct 2015
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Wärtsilä 31 engines for high-tech icebreaker
Wärtsilä’s recently introduced 31 engine has been selected to power a state-of-the-art new generation icebreaker currently under construction at the PJSC Vyborg Shipyard. 14 Oct 2015
Wärtsilä launches innovation contest
Wärtsilä has launched an innovation contest called Wärtsilä Marine Mastermind, which aims to find and develop new and unique digital services from international start-up companies and entrepreneurs. 26 Oct 2015
Wärtsilä advances Chinese joint venture
Wärtsilä has taken a major step in its Chinese engine building business with the start of construction for the new CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (CWEC) factory in Lingang, Shanghai. 02 Nov 2015