When it comes to talking about Wärtsilä’s digitalisation strategy Chief Digital Officer Marco Ryan stresses, stewardship and collaboration with customers and stakeholders, to find workable solutions, with a real business case, that will help shipping be more efficient and sustainable.
Wärtsilä has opened a technology Acceleration Centre in Singapore with its first project to develop an autonomous tug, or IntelliTug, in partnership with the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and customer PSA Marine.
Wärtsilä has announced the introduction of its new Nacos Platinum solid state S-Band radar system. This next generation marine radar offering promotes safety via optimised target detection, regardless of the prevailing environmental conditions.
Wärtsilä is the latest big shipping name to tie up with a start-up, announcing an official partnership with theDOCK Innovation Hub, an Israel-based maritime-focused start-up accelerator.
Innovative new UAE-based maritime company Zaitoun Green Shipping has formed a consortium with world leading companies in smart technology and solutions to collaborate on radically improving performance of container ships and forming a new business model for this market.
A collaboration between three of the marine sector’s major technology companies is set to make the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators.
Putting in more commitment to research, innovation and product development, Wärtsilä is building the Smart Technology Hub, a new centre that will incorporate these functions as well as production, in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. From 2020, all of Wärtsilä's functions and personnel in central Vaasa will transfer to the new hub, along with the logistics and maintenance workshop operations from Runsor.
Wärtsilä is seeing increasing recognition for the upgraded version of its China-made Wärtsilä 20 engine, with a total of 33 engines being ordered in June, all for newbuildings for Cosco-linked companies at Chinese yards.
Following closely on the heels of its Korean rivals, Wärtsilä is the latest to announce that its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval compliance.