Services and sustainability
Environmental legislation and the need for energy efficiency are currently the main drivers for our customers' actions to develop their business in a more sustainable way. Wärtsilä Services strives to be a leader in supporting its customers' efforts to meet and exceed current and future business and sustainability demands. Through continuous innovation, we will continue providing shipping companies and energy providers with environmentally sound solutions well into the future.
Wärtsilä Services conducts its business in a responsible way, and creates added value by providing services in close proximity to its customers, and through offering employment opportunities in local communities.
Solutions for the industry
Wärtsilä Services' key role in sustainability is to provide various services that ensure reliable and optimised operational, environmental, and safety performance. Wärtsilä Services' solutions enable the application of the latest technologies in existing power plants and ships in operation. A lifecycle optimised approach guides the creation of our solution in co-operation with the customer.
Climate change, the availability of liquid fuels and gas, and stricter environmental requirements all create opportunities for the Services business. We develop and provide services such as upgrades, reconditioning, fuel conversions and retrofit solutions, that improve environmental performance, comply with stringent environmental legislation, and extend the operational lifetime of the application.
We develop and supply a wide range of solutions that enable ships and power plants to comply with prevailing environmental requirements. We offer solutions that reduce particulate matter, NOx, smoke and SOx emissions. Furthermore, our solutions make it possible to modify or regulate most engines in order to conform to the strictest environmental requirements. This applies to plant upgrades with secondary emission control technologies, such as Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), for power plant or marine applications.
Wärtsilä's Water Solutions design, optimise and deliver a number of different solutions for common wastewater issues in land-based and marine installations. Our portfolio includes one of the most effective bilge or oily water treatment systems available and it is currently being expanded to include a ballast water treatment system with similar characteristics.
Noise and streams
By improving the hydrodynamics of a ship we are able to reduce the wave and streams impacting marine morphology and ecology. Our support in reducing noise from ships and power plants leads to a corresponding improvement in environmental impacts.
Good maintenance of equipment is a key factor in material effectiveness and energy efficiency. Wärtsilä's proactive Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) programme includes the planning and scheduling of engine maintenance based on the online monitoring of the mechanical condition, performance, system efficiency data, and other indicators from each engine. The data is collected and monitored daily, which enables the sources of fault to be identified before failure occurs.
Wärtsilä Services offers environmentally sound primary and secondary technologies as retrofits to all installations. Changes in regulations necessitate upgrades to equipment that allow them to comply with new legislative requirements. Retrofits improve the economic and environmental performance of existing installations, and ensure their safety and reliability throughout the product's lifecycle.
Creating value for the future
We are establishing leading edge technology expertise and are committed to environmental leadership. This expertise will be employed to improve existing solutions, and to develop new solutions aimed at reducing the environmental footprint of operational power plants and ships. Beyond technology, we employ our know-how to advise customers regarding their operations.