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Connectivity is a crucial part for maritime industry, Wartsila says

Wärtsilä discusses the importance of connectivity when onboard, as the idea on being in the middle of the ocean sometimes comes with the essence of danger and loneliness. Despite cruise ships and ferries that transfer people, the overall fleet isn’t equipped with high-tech features to boost seafarers’ connectivity. 

Cruise ship to be equipped with sustainable waste disposal solution

Wärtsilä informed that it will supply and install an Auto Gasification solution for the ‘Regal Princess’, a Princess Cruises vessel. This technology aims to enable the safe disposal of waste from the ship through a self-fueling thermal decomposition unit.

Energy trends that we expect in 2019

While a 100% renewable society is becoming a reality for many, others are making serious commitments towards adopting clean energy. For this reason, Wartsila presents some of the trends for 2019, which could lead the world closer towards clean energy.

About 2,200 vessels to install scrubbers

In light of the approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap, Bloomberg suggests that in the following years about 2,200 vessels are to install scrubbers, as if they don’t they will be banned. DNV GL states that putting all those vessels in a line, they’d stretch about 340 miles.

Wärtsilä signs energy storage system project deal in South East Asia

Wärtsilä signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in South East Asia. The energy storage facility will grid support purposes. The order for this project was already booked with Wärtsilä in Q2.

Chances arising from testing additive manufacturing

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions used additive manufacturing (AM) in order to create a crucial component for an inert gas system; In this technological step, DNV GL assisted in a time when initial production prototypes displayed an unexpected characteristic. 

Wärtsilä accomplishes tech-benchmark with bulk carriers’ hybrid installation

Wärtsilä accomplished a new technology benchmark, by launching the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier. The system will be installed on the M/V Paolo Topic, a bulk carrier constructed at Japanese Onomichi Dockyard and managed by Marfin Management S.A.M. The project agreement was signed on July 8 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Hybrid power module solution now operational on escort tug

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now operating on the ‘Vilja’, an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The tug was constructed at Gondan Shipbuilders in Asturias, Spain and was delivered in the end of June 2019, after successfully conducting commissioning and sea trials.

Wärtsilä plans to speed up clean fuels adoption

Wärtsilä formed Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions, as Wärtsilä Puregas Solutions has merged with Wärtsilä’s biogas liquefaction team. The latter is a unit focusing on liquefying upgraded biogas for end-customer use. Wärtsilä’s biogas upgrading plants use its in-house Puregas CA technology, a process that recovers more than 99.9% of the biomethane present in raw biogas.

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