Wärtsilä Secures Finance for R&D Work

Press Release
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wärtsilä and Nordic Investment Bank sign a EUR 50-million loan agreement to support Wärtsilä's R&D activities.

The contract for this 10-year loan was signed in Helsinki, Finland on 13 February 2013. This R&D loan supports Wärtsilä’s long-term strategy of strengthening its technology leadership position in the global marine and energy markets, and with it Wärtsilä will further develop its medium-speed engine technology in terms of efficiency, reliability and environmental performance, as well as in reducing lifecycle costs.

Wärtsilä’s R&D activities continue to be given a high profile. Since 2009 Wärtsilä has increased its R&D related expenditures by more than 30 per cent. The R&D related expenditure in 2012 was at a high level of EUR 188 million, which represents four per cent of the company’s net sales.

The key areas of Wärtsilä’s research and development operations are 4-stroke engines, 2-stroke engines, propulsion, as well as emissions abatement and energy efficiency products. Wärtsilä has today the widest portfolio of exhaust gas cleaning systems for the removal of sulfur oxides. The portfolio consists of open-loop, closed-loop and hybrid exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Wärtsilä is a pioneer in developing dual-fuel technology for 2- and 4-stroke engines. Testing during 2012 confirmed that Wärtsilä’s 2-stroke dual-fuel engine technology is progressing as planned, and this new technology will meet IMO tier III emission requirements without exhaust gas treatment systems. Wärtsilä’s research centers for engine technology are located in Finland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.

 

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

China's Air Drills Roil South China Sea Waters

China's air force conducted its first drill above the western Pacific Ocean on Monday, the Defence Ministry said, in a move that could exacerbate tensions with

Amid Yemen Chaos, China Lifts More Oil

China has managed to export a large shipment of crude oil from Yemen over the weekend, ship-tracking data showed on Monday, despite mounting chaos in the country

CMA CGM to Add Ships, Pursue More Economies

CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipper, announced on Monday plans to order three giant vessels and said higher volumes and profit last year showed

Finance

CMA CGM to Add Ships, Pursue More Economies

CMA CGM, the world's third-largest container shipper, announced on Monday plans to order three giant vessels and said higher volumes and profit last year showed

Reopening Date of Libya Oil Ports Uncertain

It is too early to say when Libyan oil ports Es Sider and Ras Lanuf can reopen after a force loyal to a self-declared Tripoli government pulled out troops from frontlines near to the terminals,

Poland's LNG Terminal - Unfinished Agenda for Saipem

Poland's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the Baltic port of Świnoujście will be completed only if Italian firm Saipem receives further payment, reports Reuters.

Marine Power

Shipbuilding First: Strategic Delivers StratCat to Njord Offshore

Strategic Marine delivered a world’s first to European windfarm service sector operator, Njord Offshore.  This vessel builds on the success of the first eight

Obangame Express 2015 Concludes in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime forces from Gulf of Guinea nations, Europe, South America, and the United States and several regional and international organizations concluded the multinational maritime exercise,

USA Urged Not to Delay Arctic Drilling

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, reports AP.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1522 sec (7 req/sec)