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Innovating for sustainability

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Wärtsilä’s purpose is to enable sustainable societies with smart technologies. 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 seeks to create solutions that benefit the entire power system and marine ecosystem.

Innovation and product development, and the willingness to explore new technologies are essential for meeting current customer needs, as well as for being prepared for future requirements, and remaining an industrial frontrunner. Wärtsilä develops environmentally sound products and solutions across a broad 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 actively seeks to utilise opportunities provided by the digital transformation taking place in the maritime and energy sectors. Wärtsilä’s commitment to investing in research and product development benefits both its customers as well as the environment, both in the short-term and over a longer time span.

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

  • Reliability, safety, and long life span
  • Low emission levels
  • The ability to utilise renewable energy, including storage systems
  • Fuel flexibility
  • Efficiency improvement with lower lifecycle costs
  • Low water consumption
  • Design and operational optimisation of vessels

By combining these key features, and 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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