Research and development, product launches
In September, Wärtsilä introduced a new WST-14 thruster aimed at river and inland waterway vessel applications. The space-saving compact design provides increased reliability and efficiency, while also lowering costs.
In June, the company launched the Wärtsilä 31, a breakthrough engine featuring the most advanced technology. The Wärtsilä 31 engine has significantly reduced maintenance requirements, while also raising fuel efficiency, fuel flexibility, and operational optimisation to levels beyond anything else currently available. The engine achieved a Guinness World Records title for the most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine with diesel fuel consumption as low as 165 g/kWh.