Warstila in cooperation with the City of Helsinki’s Maritime Strategy Project aims to present a smart, energy efficient, waterborne and carbon-neutral passenger transportation system. A system that Ulla Tapaninen, Head of Unit, Enterprise Services at City of Helsinki, hopes will better connect the mainland with the islands, allowing for residents and tourists alike to better utilize and enjoy the true beauty that the region has to offer.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply a dual-fuelled engine power plant, that will improve the output and decrease the carbon footprint to a Nigerian cement production facility. The equipment is to be delivered at the end of 2019 and the plant is expected to begin operation in mid-2020.
As the Port of Singapore’s ambitions continue to become clearer with the construction of Tuas Mega-Terminal, a combination of technologies and innovations will increase the efficiency and safety of operations at the world’s busiest container transhipment hub. Wärtsilä responded to this by opening up a Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre.
Danish offshore shipping company Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has signed a contract with Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, to install an Energy Advisory System on its vessels. The system will use high quality data in order to optimise operations and in the meantime save fuel.
Wärtsilä launched its RS24 high resolution radar, which is the world’s first commercially available K-band maritime radar. The radar is able to detect far smaller objects and at a much higher radar resolution, in comparison to conventional S or X-band radars. It also enables small vessels and other potential hazards close to large ships to be visible. This promotes safety, especially in congested shipping lanes and busy ports.
The technology group Wärtsilä successfully completed sea trials of its SceneScan system, the world’s first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor. This technology requires no reflector target to be deployed, increasing both safety and operational uptime.
Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) signed a Joint Development Project (JDP) agreement with the goal to achieve a more efficient solution for LNG Carrier and Shuttle tanker vessels. The cost optimisation, including both CAPEX and OPEX, is among the project aims.
Wärtsilä conducted its fifth annual global Safety Day on March 14th, 2019. This year theme was Lifesavers, referring to Wärtsilä’s 10 life-saving rules. This Safety day aimed to enhance life-saving rules and called people to act when they see a case that is inconsistent with the ten rules. The life-saving rules apply to all workers and partners involved with Wärtsilä’s operations or visiting its premises.
Wärtsilä announced that it successfully tested its remote guidance service, a digital way of optimizing vessel repaid and maintenance operations. By using augmented reality ‘wearables’ and a remote guidance software, the interested parties will achieve real-time communication, with personnel onshore, located anywhere in the world.
Wärtsilä has been given Notice to Proceed for a Liquid biogas (bioLNG) plant to be built in Asker, Norway. The contract for the plant was given in April 2018 by VEAS, a Norwegian wastewater treatment and biogas producing company, and the Notice to Proceed was signed in December 2018. The plant is expected to start operation during 2020.
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