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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.

Friday, 20 October 2017 15:14

GasLog in engine optimisation deal

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.

Wärtsilä reports that it has completed a successful test of a remotely controlled ship, operating the vessel from shore while on a different continent through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and manual joystick control.

Wärtsilä and ABB have signed an agreement to expand their cooperation in lifecycle service offerings, covering ABB turbochargers installed with Wärtsilä 4-stroke engines, to assist in optimising the performance of the equipment on board.

DIMECC, leader of the ‘One Sea – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem’, has opened what it says is the first globally available test area for autonomous vessel projects in Finland. The test area will be open to anyone wishing to examine the success of their research into unmanned ship systems in open waters, the company says.

A new industry group calling itself the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance has been officially launched in Shanghai, featuring maritime industry partners including class organisations, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and designers aiming to advance the development of autonomous shipping.

Wärtsilä and US-based cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have signed a renewal of their existing performance-based service agreement, under which Wärtsilä’s range of digital monitoring services will be deployed to ensure that the engines on board 10 NCLH cruise ships run at optimum performance levels.

Wärtsilä has introduced its new SmartPredict system, developed by the company's Dynamic Positioning unit to reduce manoeuvring risks by displaying the vessel’s predicted future position and heading.

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