Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to acquire Transas for €210 million, to leverage its navigation, simulation and monitoring systems in accelerating the development of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem concept.
Athens-based ship management company TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd has agreed a new maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä, which will leverage Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram’s data collection platform and analytics to optimise operations for the four TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) LNG carriers in the TMS Cardiff Gas fleet.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has updated its Eniram SkyLight fleet performance monitoring system to version 3.0, partnering with Concirrus to integrate marine insurance underwriting tools that base insurance calculations on accurate actual operational data.
A new series of four ‘smart’ shuttle tanker concept vessels being developed by Teekay are set to be fitted with Vessel Performance Management software from Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram, alongside a range of other energy and emissions management systems and machinery, as part of a €110 million deal for Wärtsilä.
Wärtsilä has launched a new SparkUp Challenge initiative for technology start-ups, divided into two sections – Smart Marine and Smart Energy – with applications open to interested parties up until the end of January 2018.
Wärtsilä has launched a new Smart Marine Ecosystem strategy, which will focus the company’s efforts on four forces it expects to “re-shape the industry” – shared capacity, Big Data analytics, intelligent vessels, and smart ports.
Wärtsilä has agreed a deal to supply a range of systems to an LNG-fuelled ferry being built for Finland-based Viking Line at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China.
Wärtsilä subsidiary Eniram has signed a five-year service agreement with Corsica Linea to provide real-time performance management systems for the shipping company’s owned and operated fleet of five vessels travelling between Marseille and Corsica.
Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services has signed a remote maintenance and optimisation agreement with Wärtsilä, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines.
Wärtsilä reports that it has opened the first of four planned Digital Acceleration Centres (DAC), to support technological innovation in intelligent vessel development and other projects in conjunction with customers and industry partners.
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