Svanehøj Opens Office in Japan
Pump manufacturer Svanehøj is moving closer to a growing customer base in East Asia.The growth of LNG as a fuel opens the door to a huge market for pump manufacturer Svanehøj Group, which is behind the brands Svanehøj, Hamworthy Pumps, Eureka and Dolphin. This year, the company, headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, expects to quadruple sales of its Svanehøj ECA Fuel Pump for LNG, Ethane and Methanol – and sets goal for a further doubling in 2020.Svanehøj supplies several of the largest shipyards in the region…
Ecochlor Expands to Korea
Ecochlor Ramps Up Business Development with a New Regional Office in Korea.Ecochlor is pleased to announce the opening of a new regional office in Korea to increase support of shipyards and owners in their efforts toward ballast water management compliance.DongJu (DJ) Cho will be leading the efforts in Korea as the new Regional Business Development Manager. Mr. Cho has more than 30 years of experience working in the Korean shipbuilding and shipping industry. Mr. Cho has achieved great success in a career that has seen him take on various job positions…
Ecochlor Names Weiss as European RBDM
Henrik Weiss believes that “the sale of a ballast water management system (BWMS) is a long-term commitment to the client, especially in the marine industry where support and service is a pre-requisite throughout the product lifecycle.” As Ecochlor’s new Regional Business Development Manager (RBDM) in Europe, Scandinavia and UK, this approach is perfectly in synch with Ecochlor’s unique service and manufacturing strategy.Mr. Weiss is well-known in the European maritime market with more than 30 years of experience…
Haugen Joins Pacific Green Exec Team
Pacific Green Technologies Inc. (PGTK), owner of the ENVI-Marine and ENVI-Clean Exhaust Gas Scrubbing Systems, appointed Atle Haugen as Sales Director, Marine Direct Sales.Haugen joins from the international exhaust gas scrubbing business, Clean Marine AS, where for the last six years he led sales in the Americas and Europe.Along with PGTK’s new Vice President, Marine Direct Sales, Frode Helland-Evebo, Haugen was responsible for fast sales growth and helping to establish Clean Marine as one of the world’s largest scrubber manufacturers. Haugen joined Clean Marine from Wärsilä’s Hamworthy division as a Process/Project Engineer where he was involved in R&D and project related work within the marine exhaust gas scrubbing branch and graduated from Norway’s Telemark University College in 2011…
New CEO at Svanehøj Group
Søren Kringelholt Nielsen has been appointed as the new CEO of Svanehøj Group, a Danish designer and manufacturer of specialized deep well and in-line pumps for the marine and oil and gas industries.The new cheif executive comes to Svanehøj from Hydratech Industries, where he had been the CEO since 2012. His experience also includes several years at Siemens Wind Power in roles including director of the global blade business."With the appointment of Søren Kringelholt Nielsen, Svanehøj…
Wärtsilä Sells Pumps Business to Solix Group
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has divested its pumps business to Solix Group, a Scandinavian investment company with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden.According to a press release from the marine technology giant, Wärtsilä Pumps has belonged to the Wärtsilä Marine Solutions organisation and became part of the company along with the acquisition of Hamworthy in 2012. The Wärtsilä Pumps business recorded sales of approximately 50 MEUR in 2017.The divestment will enable Wärtsilä to devote greater focus to its Smart Marine vision.
Kyriacou to Lead De Nora's BWMS Unit
Electrochlorination equipment supplier De Nora announced that Dr. Stelios Kyriacou has been appointed as General Manager of its BALPURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) business unit. Dr. Kyriacou joins De Nora Water Technologies from Wärtsilä, where he managed the research, development, design and certification of the full Wärtsilä BWMS range. He previously undertook the same role at Hamworthy from 2009 until its acquisition by Wärtsilä and held roles at Hatlapa Marine Equipment. Dr.
GasLog Appoints Bruno Larsen to Head FSRU
GasLog Ltd has appointed Bruno Larsen as head of floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) development. Larsen has previous experience in both the LNG and FSRU sectors, and will take the lead in the company’s commercial FSRU activities. He has previously served in senior roles for WorleyParsons, BW Offshore, Hamworthy, Hoegh LNG and Total. GasLog is currently evaluating a number of FSRU opportunities as well as undertaking a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore.
Wärtsilä to Upgrade Residential Ship "The World"
"The World", the largest, private, residential ship on the seas, will be retrofitted with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication purposes. The Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater solution will replace an existing system and keep the vessel in full compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from ships. The ship is owned by its residents and is managed by ROW Management Ltd based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
UK Seeks Maritime Dominance of Yore
“Britannia rules the waves” paid a glowing tribute to the maritime past of the United Kingdom. Over the past three centuries as the sun began to set on the British power, resilient U.K. with its pioneering characteristics began its voyage of transformation to become a world-class maritime services center, with one of the largest clusters of marine insurance, ship finance, law, classification societies, ship broking, education and consultancy organizations. Significantly, two factors were responsible for this change.
New Wastewater Treatment for Queen Mary 2
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 will be fitted with a Wärtsilä advanced wastewater treatment system, enabling the cruise ship to comply with the IMO’s requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from ships. The contract, awarded by Cunard Line during the third quarter of2014, will see the installation of two Wärtsilä’s Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor (MBR) systems to replace existing onboard solutions which are now due for replacement. Wärtsilä said its MBR solution is designed to facilitate the management and treatment of both grey and black wastewater…
Wärtsilä Wins Its Largest Single BWMS Order
A total of 22 bulk carriers, being built by Yangzhou Guoyu Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in China for Singapore based Pioneer Marine, will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). The Wärtsilä systems will enable the vessels to comply fully with the IMO's ballast water convention. The contracts were finalized in August. Each of the 38,000 DWT vessels will be fitted with two Wärtsilä AQUARIUS UV BWMS, and the scope of supply includes also the commissioning and sea trials of the equipment.
Desulfurization of Exhaust Gases in Shipping
Are shipowners prepared to enter SECA zones? Due to existing regulations on air exhaust emissions from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and with the European Union working towards an alignment with IMO MARPOL Annex VI, the marine industry will need to choose a path on how to achieve compliance, a choice that will have tremendous impact on shipping. Legislation has already had an effect on the fuel markets in regulated areas, as fuel prices are expected to increase even further in 2015 when the 0.1% fuel sulfur limit enters into force.
Wärtsilä: Integrated LNG Terminal-Power Plant Concept
Over the past couple of decades, natural gas (NG) has become a fuel of choice for power generation. One way of increasing the availability of NG is through the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Global LNG trade is expected to grow by 30% in the coming few years. In connection to LNG production growth, receiving and re-gasification capacity must grow as well. A substantial part of this growth will come from the development of small-mid scale LNG receiving and re-gas terminals.
Gas Reformer in Spotlight at Abu Dhabi Expo
Wärtsilä is participating for the first time in ADIPEC, the currently running Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, for the first time, and is showcasing their Gas Reformer technology amongst other related hi-tech products. Also present at the event is Wärtsilä’s established Valves brand, which has demonstrated its pumps and valves capabilities in past ADIPEC events as part of the Hamworthy brand. The Wärtsilä GasReformer addresses the common challenges of gas, including low methane content and number, fluctuating gas quality and the presence of higher hydrocarbons. By converting higher hydrocarbons in natural or associated gas to increase fuel gas’ Methane Number, the GasReformer improves the Wärtsilä DualFuel engine’s performance and fuel flexibility.
Wärtsilä to Supply Gas Systems for New Teekay LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply a combined inert gas generator and gas combustion unit for two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers being built at the DSME yard in South Korea. The ships will be owned by Canada based Teekay Corporation, one of the world's largest marine energy transportation, storage and production companies. The contract was signed in May 2013. The concept of combining the two systems was developed by Wärtsilä in cooperation with DSME, and the system burns the boil off gas using an already existing Wärtsilä Moss inert gas generator.
New MBR System to be Installed on HMS Ocean
Work has been completed on schedule in preparation for the installation by Babcock of a first of class state-of-the-art Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) on HMS Ocean. This represents a significant proportion of the vessel’s current upgrade package and is an integral part of the 15-month overhaul program underway at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard. The new MBR replaces the ship’s existing 15-year-old sewage treatment system and will be capable of processing both waste water and sewage (black and grey water, galley, laundry, sink and shower waste).
Making Flare Gas Useful
Wärtsilä has developed the GasReformer, a product which converts associated gas, which is often flared, into usable fuel for its dual-fuel engines. When producing oil, associated gas is also released from the deposits. In many places this gas is commonly burnt off in gas flares, a waste of energy and a pollutant of the atmosphere. In addition to useful methane, this gas consists of heavier hydrocarbons including ethane, propane and butane. The composition of the gas typically also vary during the production phase of the oil field.
Wärtsilä to Supply FSU, Shuttle Tanker, Inert Gas Systems
Wärtsilä is to supply inert gas systems for a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) on Norway's Heidrun offshore oil & gas field, and for two supporting shuttle tankers. The FSU is owned by Statoil, the Norwegian state owned energy company, and the tankers by AET Tanker Holdings, the Singapore based petroleum transportation company. All three vessels are being built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea. The Wärtsilä contract with SHI was signed in February 2013. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for October, 2013.
Ballast Water Tech: Wärtsilä
As ship owners globally face the eventual mandate to install ballast water management technology onboard their ships – a refit which is touted as the most expensive equipment refit ever – Maritime Reporter & Engineering News in its February 2013 edition examines emerging Ballast Water Technologies for consideration. Wärtsilä said its AQUARIUS UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) was granted Type Approval in accordance with requirements of the 2004 IMO Convention for the control and management of ships ballast water and sediments.
Wärtsilä to Supply Pumping Equipment for Statoil
Wärtsilä's series of pumping systems for Statoil. Wärtsilä's ability to supply a complete portfolio of solutions for the marine and offshore industry is again demonstrated with this latest order for a series of pumping systems for Statoil. Wärtsilä has won an order to supply a series of pumps to be installed on a new floating storage unit (FSU). The FSU is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea for Statoil, the Norway based international energy company. When completed, it will be located on the Heidrun oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled for February 2014. The order for the deep well cargo offloading pumping system and the fire water pump package includes 38 deep well cargo pumps produced by Wärtsilä…
Wärtsilä Back to Growth, Stable Profitability in 2012
Wärtsilä has issued its financial statement and bulletin for the period January to December 2012. “I am pleased with our result for the year 2012, which was a year marked by difficult conditions in the global economy. Supported by a very strong fourth quarter, Wärtsilä's full year net sales grew by 12% with profitability at 10.9%. The order intake grew by 9%, with strong development in Ship Power orders, especially in the offshore markets. During 2012, we closed our largest ever acquisition with the purchase of Hamworthy. This supports our growth strategy in the marine gas, offshore and environmental solutions markets. Interest in marine gas solutions continued to be strong and the orders received demonstrate our leading position in the dual-fuel markets.
Wärtsilä 2012 Profits Stay Healthy
Björn Rosengren President & CEO of Wärtsilä delivers his year 2012 financial results message to shareholders. "During 2012, we closed our largest ever acquisition with the purchase of Hamworthy. This acquisition supports our growth strategy in the marine gas, offshore and environmental solutions markets, and Hamworthy has performed well while being integrated to our Ship Power business. In 2012, the Power Plants business received two of its largest orders ever; a 384 MW power plant to be built in Azerbaijan followed by a 573 MW order from Jordan. I am also very pleased that Services' net sales returned to growth and reached an all time high level. Supported by the positive development in all three businesses, as well as by the acquisition of Hamworthy, our net sales grew by 12%.