Wärtsilä to contribute to the reliable operations of Maran Gas Maritime TFDE LNG carrier fleet

The technology group Wärtsilä and Maran Gas Maritime (MGM), both key players in worldwide LNG transportation, extend their current cooperation with a five-year maintenance agreement. The agreement covers the maintenance of MGM’s 21 TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) LNG carriers that are equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF engines.

Wärtsilä introduces its Eniram SkyLight 2.0

PHOTO: The Eniram Skylight 2.0 adds nautical maps, weather, and route implementation to aid predictive analysis.

Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has introduced a major update to its performance monitoring system targeted at commercial shipping operators. The Eniram SkyLight 2.0 adds nautical maps, weather layers, and route importation to make predictive analysis and proactive planning more available. The updated system can visualise a vessel’s route from economic, environmental, and safety perspectives.

Peace Boat and Arctech sign letter of intent for Ecoship

PHOTO The signing at the DNV GL booth at Nor-Shipping. (L to R) Esko Mustamaki, CEO from Arctech, Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, and Jon Rysst, Regional Manager North Europe, DNV GL – Maritime.

Peace Boat, Japan’s largest cruise organisation, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., to construct the Ecoship, the world’s greenest cruise ship. Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, Esko Mustamaki, CEO from Arctech and Jon Rysst, Regional Manager North Europe,from Classification Society DNV GL, announced the agreement during Nor-Shipping, the biggest maritime trade fair in Scandinavia.

Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module is first of its kind for the marine industry

PHOTO The Wärtsilä HY is a fully integrated hybrid power module in a diesel-mechanical configuration.

The technology group Wärtsilä has announced the introduction of a unique hybrid product, the Wärtsilä HY, representing an unprecedented innovation in marine propulsion systems. By leveraging its technical strengths in both engine design and electrical & automation (E&A) systems, Wärtsilä is launching a fully integrated hybrid power module combining engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics optimised to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS). It is the marine sector’s first hybrid power module of this type produced, thereby establishing a new industry benchmark in marine hybrid propulsion.

New era of technological evolution arrives with first Wärtsilä HY contract

PHOTO Rimorchiatori Riuniti’s new tug boat will be powered by the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module. Shown here is the tug boat ”Svezia”, owned by the same company, and which is also equipped with a Wärtsilä solution.

The technology group Wärtsilä has received its first order for the recently introduced Wärtsilä HY, a hybrid power module that combines engines, an energy storage system, and power electronics. The contract has been signed with Italy based Rimorchiatori Riuniti, the biggest owner and operator of tugs in the Mediterranean Sea region. The company’s fleet comprises some 100 vessels. The order with Wärtsilä was signed at the Norshipping exhibition on 30 May, 2017.

Breakthrough solution addresses the shocking cost of maritime industry gas waste

A quick and easy-to-use gas solution from maritime technology experts Martek Marine, is leaving traditional maritime gas products and services in its wake! Shockingly high levels of calibration gas waste mean that many shipping companies are paying up to 85% too much for gas services. The new A-B-C solution breaks the mold with an all-encompassing, first if its kind offering, comprising of; calibration gas, portable gas detectors, regulators and a fully-comprehensive, managed service.

Wärtsilä propellers and shaft generator system for two new RoRo vessels

PHOTO: Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and shaft generator systems for two new RoRo vessels being built for CLdN Ro-Ro SA.

The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and Power Take Off / Power Take Home (PTO/PTH) shaft generator systems for two new RoRo vessels being built at the Uljanik shipyard in Croatia. The ships have been ordered by the Luxembourg based operator, CLdN Ro-Ro SA. There is an option for an additional two vessels. The orders with Wärtsilä were booked in December 2016 and February 2017.

Major maritime industry event shines spotlight on the Arctic

The Arctic Economic Council (AEC) will participate in NaviGate on 16 and 17 May 2018 in Turku. The AEC chairmanship transferred to the Finnish business community in spring 2017 and will continue until spring 2019.

Wärtsilä scrubber system to clean new Korean ferry’s exhaust

Caption: The new Korean ferry being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will be equipped with a Wärtsilä exhaust gas cleaning system.

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its exhaust gas cleaning system for a new Korean ferry. The vessel is being built for Weidong Ferry at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. This is the first Wärtsilä scrubber system to be installed where the shipyard, the owners, and the vessel’s operational area are all in Korea. The contract with Wärtsilä was booked in January 2017.

Grimaldi: Finnlines first three months have been very strong

The Finnlines Group’s first three months have proved, again, to be very strong. The January–March 2017 result for the period exceeded our record year’s corresponding period by approximately 35 per cent, and was EUR 11.2 (8.3) million. After a long period of sluggish economic development in Europe, there are positive signs in economic growth and especially in Finland the volume of exported and imported goods has increased over 10 per cent during the first three months.

Rolls-Royce to supply hybrid system to Coastal Administration vessel

The Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new multipurpose vessel OV Ryvingen will be its second to combine traditional diesel power with battery-driven operation.

The battery pack that Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to equip the Ryvingen with will have an available capacity of 2,000 kilowatt hours (kWh). A substantial increase from the 850 kWh capacity that is installed aboard its hybrid sister ship the Bøkfjord. It is also has twice the capacity of Norway’s first fully electric car and passenger ferry, Ampere.

IMO Tier III compliant Wärtsilä engines to power world’s largest expedition mega yachts

The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the main engines for a new and innovative expedition mega yacht, owned by Genting Hong Kong which also owns the MV WERFTEN yards in Germany where the vessel is to be built. There is an option for an additional two vessels in this ”Endeavor” class series. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in March 2017.

Wärtsilä invests in strengthening its turbocharger services

The technology group Wärtsilä invests in expanding its offering and global service workshop footprint in turbocharger services. Over 20 Wärtsilä service workshops globally are equipped with full capability to service turbochargers. With this investment, Wärtsilä is able to offer customers global turbocharger services coupled with engine knowhow in flexible cooperation with other Wärtsilä service centres. Customers can reduce their operational risk and save time by being able to overhaul the turbocharger at the same time as the engine.

Arctia – have icebreakers – will travel

Tero Vauraste, President and CEO of Arctia Ltd talked about strategy planning in a business environment influenced by changing weather patterns and customers as far away as Alaska and Greenland.

Aboa Mare and Norsepower start cooperation

Aboa Mare and Norsepower start cooperation regarding the installation of Rotor Sails aboard Viking Line’s ship Viking Grace. Aboa Mare’s state of the art simulation technology is used to simulate the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution for the first time on a ship of Viking Grace’s size. Before the actual Rotor Sail Solution is installed onboard Viking Grace, scientific analyses and simulator studies are carried out on how the Rotor Sail is effecting the operation of the vessel in the most critical parts of the Turku and Stockholm archipelago.