Wärtsilä Marine Solutions has a strong position in the marine and oil & gas industries. The company provides optimised, environmentally sustainable, and economically sound solutions that enhance the business of its customers. Wärtsilä’s reputation is based on a good understanding of customer businesses, design capabilities, a broad product portfolio, and technological leadership. The organisation is structured into end to end business lines with full control over sales, R&D, engineering, procurement, and manufacturing. This enables increased flexibility, fast decision-making, and the optimal utilisation of resources to provide superior customer service.
Serving both shipyards and ship owners
Wärtsilä’s marine customers comprise both shipyards and ship owners; the needs and demands of which differ significantly. The decision-making process of shipyard customers is typically affected by product prices, delivery times and reliability, project management, ease of installation, and the supplier's ability to manage large delivery scopes. Ship owners, on the other hand, require safe and efficient operations, reliability and support, as well as the availability of services. Their decision-making is also impacted by freight rates, interest rates, and the capital and operating costs of the ship. Furthermore, both ship owners and operators are having to increasingly consider factors such as environmental compliance and fuel flexibility in their decision-making.
Wärtsilä is committed to meeting the needs of all customer groups. Success is achieved through an in-depth understanding of their businesses, operating models, and requirements. This understanding is backed by an extensive network, a broad product portfolio, and the ability to be involved in the life of the vessel as early as the design process. This enables the company to support its customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations with products and solutions that best serve their business interests.
The broadest offering in the industry
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions is active in all the main vessel segments with a wide range of products, services, and solutions. The company understands the particular needs and requirements related to each of these segments – from the initial vessel design choices to everyday operations throughout the vessel’s lifecycle. The portfolio also covers gas systems for land-based installations, such as gas terminals. During 2015, Marine Solutions’ electrical and automation offering was strengthened through the acquisition of L-3 Marine Systems International (MSI). MSI has extensive experience in supplying automation, navigation and electrical systems, dynamic positioning technology, as well as sonar and underwater communications technology for a variety of vessel types and offshore installations.
Innovative and competitive products, delivered efficiently and with high quality, form the basis of Wärtsilä’s offering, which consists of:
- Medium-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines
- Low-speed engines sold through the Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) joint venture
- Propulsion systems and gears
- Seals and bearings
- Navigation and automation systems
- Entertainment systems
- Communication and control systems
- Power distribution and management systems
- Electric power drives and motors
- Electrical design for complex vessels
- Environmental solutions, including exhaust gas cleaning, ballast water management, and fresh water systems
- Pumps and valves
- Gas systems, including LNG and LPG handling, inert gas systems, compressors, liquefaction, regasification, and equipment for small-to-medium scale onshore gas installations
- Ship design.
The ability to combine the products offered into larger systems and solutions supports the company’s strategy of being the main solutions provider to customers. This strategy provides added value to both shipyard and ship owner customers. Shipyard customers can focus on their areas of expertise and benefit from the risk of product interface problems being reduced, while ship owners can rely on benefits related to operations and maintenance.
|Segment||Vessel type||Main offering*|
|LNG carriers||2-st (sold through the WinGD joint venture) and 4-st main dual-fuel engines, auxiliary engines, controllable pitch propellers (CPP), gearboxes, tunnel thrusters|
|Tankers, Containers, Bulkers||2-st engines (WinGD), auxiliary engines, fixed pitch propellers (FPP), tunnel thrusters, 4-st engines for smaller vessels, navigation and automation systems, electric power distribution|
|Other: cargo, RoRo, car carriers, LPG carriers||All of the above|
|Floating exploration: drillships, semi-submersibles, etc.||4-st engines, steerable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, vessel automation systems, electric power distribution, gearboxes|
|Floating production units: FPSO's, FSO, floating LNG, etc.||4-st engines, steerable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, CPP, vessel automation systems, electric power distribution, gearboxes|
|Service/Supply vessels: OSV's, PSV's, AHTS, AHS||4-st engines, steerable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, CPP, electrical propulsion systems, ship design, automation systems, gearboxes|
|Other: crane vessels, pipelayers, accommodation vessels||All of the above|
|Cruise and Ferry
||Cruise vessels||4-st engines, FPP, tunnel thrusters, navigation, entertainment and automation systems, electric propulsion and power distribution|
|Ferries||4-st engines, CPP, FPP, steerable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, navigation, entertainment and automation systems, electric propulsion and power distribution|
|Other: ro-pax, yachts||All of the above|
||Tugs||4-st engines, FPP, steerable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, vessel automation systems, ship design|
|Dredgers||4-st engines, CPP, FPP, steerable thrusters, tunnel thrusters, vessel automation systems|
|Other: fishing vessels, ice breakers, research vessels, work boats, inland waterway vessels||All of the above|
|Navy||Frigates, corvettes, patrol vessels, aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines, support vessels||Waterjets, seals and bearings, tunnel thrusters, 4-st engines, navigation and automation systems, electric propulsion and power distribution, underwater communication, sonar systems
* Excluding Wärtsilä Hamworthy's offering, which can be installed in nearly all ship types.