With Wärtsilä's acquisition of Hamworthy completed, and the process of integration months underway, Timo Koponen is able to look back at his driving role in this huge project with levity: "Naturally there needs to be a clear owner of the business case. Someone whose soul is burning for it. The top management needs to see it, the board needs to see it, and, of course, there is someone to blame if something goes wrong. I was that person in this case."
During 2012, a consortium headed by Wärtsilä was awarded a turnkey contract to build IPP3, a 573 MW tri-fuel power plant, in Jordan.
Jeroen Oving and Ji-Woong Kook were both part of the team that recently completed commissioning and sea trial of the propulsion systems of the ambitious new vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
With unconventional resources giving natural gas a newly accessible status, its developing role in the global energy mix is among the most important questions we face today. Wärtsilä asked three experts to share their views and chart the way forward.