Wärtsilä Introduces First Commercially Available K-Band Maritime Radar

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has launched the first commercially available K-band maritime radar to help increase safety in busy ports. By detecting far smaller objects and at a much higher radar resolution than conventional S or X-band radars, Wärtsilä's RS24 enables small vessels and other potential hazards close to large ships to be visible, promoting safety … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä to Convert Short Sea Cargo Ship to Battery Power

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide hybrid battery system in the world's first conversion of a short sea cargo ship to electric power. Wärtsilä said Friday it has signed an agreement with international shipping company Hagland Shipping to convert the 2012-built, conventionally-powered MV Hagland Captain to hybrid battery power, which will allow the … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Unveils Lifeboats for Buildings to Highlight Need for Climate Change Action

As part of campaign highlighting the need for immediate action to reduce the impacts of fossil fuel-driven climate change, Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has unveiled a controversial idea that envisions lifeboats for buildings on land in flood-prone areas. Wärtsilä calls the conceptual lifeboat a product that should never exist. Nevertheless, without action to reduce … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Initiative Touted as ‘Wake-Up Call’ for Ocean’s Role in Era of Global Change

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has launched a new initiative that aims to convince some of the world's most influential port cities to adopt a completely digitized marine ecosystem by 2020. The not-for-profit initiative, called Oceanic Awakening, was introduced during this year's SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Germany. If successful, the initiative could create a massive … [Read more...]

Wärtsilä Wins 170 Million Euro Scrubber Order from Major European Container Shipping Company

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has received a 170 million euro order to install exhaust scrubbers on the fleet of a major European container shipping company. Wärtsilä Services will deliver 50 MW, 60 MW and 70 MW Wärtsilä hybrid exhaust gas cleaning equipment which it will retrofit onto the container vessels. The European container company and number of units … [Read more...]