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Innovating for sustainability

As a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä plays a key role in providing environmentally sound solutions and services that enable its customers to develop their businesses in a sustainable way. This approach is the basis of the company's sustainability work and is supported by its strong commitment to responsible business conduct.

The growth in the world's energy needs, combined with increasingly stringent environmental requirements and the scarcity of natural resources, create a challenging operating climate for the marine and power sectors. To secure its leading position at the forefront of sustainable innovation, Wärtsilä continuously invests in technology development. Wärtsilä focuses on improving the energy efficiency of its products, while simultaneously striving to reduce their emissions. As part of its sustainable innovation approach, Wärtsilä also assesses the benefits that its solutions bring to, for example, power systems.

Innovation in product development and the willingness to explore new technologies is essential in order to meet the current customer needs, to be prepared for future requirements, and to remain an industrial frontrunner. Wärtsilä strives to develop environmentally sound products and solutions across a wide front, including technologies related to efficiency improvement, the reduction of gaseous and liquid emissions, waste reduction, noise abatement, as well as effluent and ballast water treatment. The company's proactive approach to meeting future demand has resulted in the development of both primary and secondary abatement technologies, and has broadened the range of usable fuels. Wärtsilä’s commitment to invest in research and product development benefits both its customers as well as the environment - in the short-term and over a longer time span.

The key features of Wärtsilä's environmentally sound solutions include:

  • Reliability, safety, and long lifetime
  • Solutions to reduce emissions
  • Alternatives to heavy fuel oil
  • Flexibility in fuel use
  • Solutions to maximise efficiency with the lowest lifecycle cost
  • Solutions to minimise water consumption
  • Optimisation of vessel design and operations

By combining the key features and through understanding the system level benefits of its offering, Wärtsilä is able to provide solutions that enable the development of sustainable shipping and power systems.

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