The launch of Wärtsilä’s new cloud simulation platform has enabled seafarer schools to continue training despite the lockdowns and distancing imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Digitalization comes with great risk, as cyber crime rises at an unprecedented rate and the cost of it is expected to reach USD 1.5 trn worldwide in 2020, highlighting the importance of cyber security.
Eleven major players from the oil, gas and shipping industry, shake their hands and formed an international coalition in order to develop and accelerate the energy transition.
Wärtsilä, in cooperation with Knutsen OAS Shipping AS and Repsol, and the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre, will start the world’s first long term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine.
Wärtsilä joined the global consortium of technology partners in the Mayflower Autonomous autonomous ship project, that is set to become one of the world’s first fully autonomous, unmanned vessels to cross the Atlantic.
The German city of Duisburg will soon receive simulator technology for inland waterway navigation. The simulator will be provided by Wärtsilä , and will consist of seven full mission bridges in two locations within Duisburg.
Wärtsilä has joined a consortium to form Zero Emission Services B.V. (ZES), an enterprise aimed at making inland waterway shipping more sustainable. The other founders of ZES are ING Bank, energy and technical service provider Engie, and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The concept is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
The Finnish technology company, Wärtsilä along with the energy group Vantaa Energy shake their hands in order to collaborate on a carbon neutral synthetic biogas production project in Finland.
Exactly five years have passed, since the methanol fuelled ferry “Stena Germanica” first set sail. In fact, the vessel was a joint venture effort among Methanex Corporation, Stena Line, and Wärtsilä as it was the world’s first ferry using methanol as a marine fuel.
Automation and autonomy play a significant role in the shipping industry, paving the way for a more digitalized future and enabling the industry deal with its current smart challenges. Yet, there is confusion between those two terms; so what do we mean when we talk about automation and autonomy within the maritine industry?
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