Wärtsilä Helps ‘North Sea Giant’ Go Green

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä announced the installation of energy storage systems onboard the offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which the group says could deliver impressive fuel savings of up to 50 percent. Wärtsilä says the installation of three energy storage systems features, for the first time ever, energy and load sharing capability. The system combines … [Read more...]

Going Green: Norwegian Shipbuilders Turning to Battery Power

By Mikael Holter and Jeremy Hodges (Bloomberg) -- Not far from Norway’s North Sea oil rigs, shipbuilders are assembling some of the first ferry boats ever to be powered entirely by batteries. For years, the yard, nestled against the deep-blue sea waters and snow-clad mountains of the country’s deepest fjord, mostly made fuel-guzzling boats for the oil industry. But orders … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä to supply 150 MW power plant to Bangladesh

Wärtsilä will supply a 150 MW Smart Power Generation plant to Ace Alliance Power Limited, a special purpose company owned by the Summit Group of Companies in Bangladesh. The order comprises eight Wärtsilä 50 and one Wärtsilä 32 engines. The contract includes the engineering and equipment (EEQ) with additional advisory services for the plant's installation, testing and … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s Most Powerful Offshore Converter Installed in North Sea

The DolWin beta offshore converter platform has reached its final destination in the North Sea where it will soon serve as a critical link between one of the world's largest offshore wind farm clusters and the German power grid. The 320-kilovolt converter station has a 916 megawatts (MW) power transmission capacity, making it the world's most powerful installation of its … [Read more...]