Wärtsilä reports that it has successfully completed a further round of test procedures of its automated dock-to-dock solution, on the 85m ferry ‘Folgefonn’ owned by Norwegian operator Norled.
Wärtsilä has opened a new International Maritime Cyber Centre of Excellence (IMCCE) in Singapore, consisting of a Maritime Cyber Emergency Response Team (MCERT) and a cyber academy, created in conjunction with its new cyber security strategic partner, Templar Executives.
A new polar ice-class cruise vessel being built for the France-based operator Ponant at Vard Søviknes, a part of VARD shipbuilding group in Norway, is to be outfitted with a range of Wärtsilä technology systems to drive fuel and emissions optimisation under a new agreement.
Wärtsilä reports that it has agreed a deal to provide a package of marine simulators for a new training facility at Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering, located in Southampton, UK.
Wärtsilä and Royal Caribbean Cruises have extended their long-term service agreement to the year 2028, a package which includes remote analysis of real time engine data from Royal Caribbean Cruises’ vessels.
Wärtsilä has announced that it is to restructure its organisation under two business areas, Wärtsilä Marine Business and Wärtsilä Energy Business, to take effect from the beginning of 2019.
Former Transas CEO Frank Coles has agreed to join Hong Kong-headquartered shipmanagement group Wallem as its new chief executive officer, leaving his role at the head of the Transas organisation less than six months after announcing the sale of that business to Wärtsilä for €210 million.
Wärtsilä’s has unveiled a new industry initiative it calls ‘An Oceanic Awakening’, which aims to support the evolution of the world’s marine and energy industry into a single digitally connected ecosystem.
Wärtsilä and Cargotec have respectively announced partnerships with two separate maritime startup accelerator programmes, to support the development of new technologies for the shipping and logistics sectors.
Dubai-based Zaitoun Green Shipping (ZGS) is to lead a consortium aiming to create a new generation of container ship with maximised levels of efficiency in areas such as operations, cargo management, and energy usage.
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