for cruise ships, ferries and megayachts
Wärtsilä provides environmentally and economically sound integrated solutions for cruise vessels, ferries and megayachts.
We improve the sustainability of these vessels using proven or innovative systems, and a host of environmental services. We are tackling the challenge of boosting energy efficiency, and are actively finding new ways to reduce emissions. Being an agile technology leader and eager to promote environmentally sound practices, Wärtsilä is pro-active in going beyond environmental regulations.
As environmental regulations continue to evolve, ensuring that effluent is clean and safe is a growing priority. With over 35 years of experience in marine sanitation, Wärtsilä offers innovative solutions that meet all existing and anticipated standards.
We follow our customers’ projects throughout their lifecycle. Through early involvement and long-term commitment, we strive to provide leading-edge solutions.
Wärtsilä has established a new approach in supporting the lifecycle of a vessel by being involved at all stages, from the conceptual design to construction, and during actual operation of the vessel:
- Complete power and propulsion systems, and integrated solutions from environmental seals to bridge controls, all of which are tailored to your operational needs
- Unnoticeable noise and vibration, achieved through a combination of engineering expertise and years of experience
- Total service packages covering start-ups, installations, engineering work, maintenance, repairs, and more
- Service points around the globe and remote monitoring around the clock
Wärtsilä integrates everything in an environmentally and economically sound way for the greater benefit of its customers:
- Single responsibility, reduced risk of incompatibilities, classification for complete systems
- Less co-ordination work between parties meaning time-savings in design, engineering and the purchasing process
- Extended intervals between overhauls, and replacement of parts at the optimal time
With us as your service partner, you receive a host of measurable benefits, such as availability and performance, productivity gains, and cost efficiencies. Above all, we supply peace of mind through the knowledge that your installation is being serviced by the most experienced partner you could have.
We strive to optimize the operational reliability, cost-efficiency, and environmental sustainability of cruise ships.
Most of the world’s harbours are located close to densely populated areas, hence the strong demand during recent years for non-visible smoke. Wärtsilä makes smokeless engines possible.
Wärtsilä’s common rail technology is a fuel injection system that facilitates high levels of combustion efficiency, and offers economical power generation whilst reducing exhaust emissions. These benefits are achieved through accurate regulation and timing of the high pressure fuel delivery to the cylinders.
A UNIC (Wärtsilä Unified Controls) engine control system monitors the engine’s operating parameters and uses the resulting data to adjust fuel flow, thereby maximizing performance under all conditions. The system also allows switching between different fuel grades while maintaining maximum efficiency.
Reduction of exhaust emissions
Our existing engines can also be modified with both primary and secondary methods of developed NOX reduction technologies. Primary methods include: dual-fuel engines, an efficiency rudder, highly efficient propellers, oceanguard seals, and CBM (Condition Based Monitoring). Secondary methods include: the Compact Silencer System, Scrubbers, SCR, Senitec products, and Wetpac.
To reduce CO2 and SOX emissions we have increased engine efficiency, developed multi-fuel engines, and produced technologies that advance the efficiency of the entire ship. Our exhaust gas cleaning technology means lower operating costs through access to less costly fuel, avoiding fuel switching, storage, and availability issues, and reducing the operational impact on the environment.
Environmentally sound solutions
The world’s cruise sector is increasingly having to focus on environmental topics. In this technology arena, Wärtsilä continues to set global standards in shipboard waste management by being the world’s leading manufacturer of marine sewage treatment plants and fresh water generation.
Wärtsilä’s ballast water systems are designed to protect the world’s oceans and are suitable for retrofit as well as new build installations. We also offer efficient treatment systems for sludge and bilge water. To reduce emissions to the water, our sealing systems offer environmentally sound alternatives that prevent oil spills.
To ensure maximum efficiency, reliability, and environmental performance over the entire lifecycle of the installation, Wärtsilä’s solutions are customized to meet specific ship design and operational requirements.
Our range of offerings for ferries and Ro-Pax vessels is constantly being developed. Our aim is to be a provider of integrated solutions rather than a seller of components. These solutions are based on well proven concepts, and are tailor-made to fit specific customer requirements with highly efficient systems that fulfil current and anticipated environmental legislation. It was as a result of our Krystallon scrubber, applied to an auxiliary engine during trials on board the P&O Ferries ship ‘Pride of Kent’, that led both the IMO and the EU to bring emissions abatement technology into the legislative framework.
LNG fuel technology
Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel technology and technical solutions to store and handle LNG on board are integral to satisfying demand for a new generation of low emissions vessels powered by natural gas. With extensive experience in this field, our gas systems business has recognised the growing potential for ferries and ro-pax vessels.
Leader in diesel-electric machinery
Diesel-electric machinery offers some clear benefits compared to mechanical propulsion. For instance, the generating sets can be arranged quite freely, which can make it possible to increase cargo capacity. Correctly dimensioned diesel-electric machinery makes it possible to run the diesel engines close to optimum load in all operational modes. This gives better engine performance and lower fuel consumption. The installed power can also be used for many different purposes, while less total power can be needed.
Low Loss Concept
The Low Loss Concept developed by Wärtsilä saves both fuel and installation costs, reduces emissions, and lessens the amount of space required for component installation. This innovation also delivers greater redundancy in the electrical propulsion system, and makes the commissioning work easier.
Noise and vibration abatement
We provide a viable solution for abating noise with advanced flexible mountings, which have many advantages in demanding ferry installations. Together with our Compact Silencer System (CSS), these offer a truly noise-free solution. Wärtsilä propellers are also designed to offer low noise and vibration levels.
Natural choice for environmentally sound shipping
Direct environmental and economic benefits are a feature of Wärtsilä solutions throughout the entire engine power range. Fuel flexibility enables owners and operators to opt for the most suitable fuel, taking into account local environmental restrictions, fuel price variations, and fuel bunkering possibilities. A unique feature of Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines is their ability to run on natural gas, marine diesel oil (MDO), heavy fuel oil (HFO) and liquid biofuels, thereby providing maximum flexibility in fuel choice.
Wärtsilä can provide megayachts with integrated solutions or components that comply with requirements for silence, lack of vibration, compactness, flexibility and efficiency. We use the latest state-of-the-art technologies and seek always to minimize the ecological footprint of the vessel in an economically sound way.
An essential requirement for megayachts is that no smoke, soot, noise, or vibration is transmitted from the engine room machinery to other parts of the vessel. Achieving such levels of performance is by no means easy, but Wärtsilä’s cruise ship, naval and research vessel experience is an invaluable asset in meeting this requirement.
Your most valued business partner
Wärtsilä has the most extensive portfolio in the marine industry, and is the global leader for ship power solutions. Our range includes engines, generating sets, reduction gears, propulsion equipment, automation and power distribution systems, as well as sealing solutions. Through environmentally and economically sound innovative integrated solutions and services, Wärtsilä strives to be your most valued business partner.
Integrated solution benefits
Our integrated approach provides a single contact point for project management and installation. It offers customers one-stop-shopping advantages for all aspects of lifecycle support, and ensures optimized overall performance that incorporates substantial energy savings. As all Wärtsilä systems are engineered to work together, their compatibility and functionality is guaranteed. Risks associated with technical issues and time schedules are minimized.
Our Services organization currently features more than 11,000 dedicated professionals in 70 countries. The available offering extends from parts and maintenance services, to a variety of comprehensive, customized long-term service agreements, including performance and operations & management agreements.
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Wärtsilä delivers propulsion machinery for the new M/S Viking Grace passenger ferry to be built for Viking Line by STX Finland at the shipyard in Turku. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in 2013. »
Delivered in 2008, the ‘MSC Poesia’, a cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises, is equipped with Wärtsilä V38B engines. She was built at the Aker Yards shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, and is a sister ship to the ‘MSC Musica’, the ‘MSC Orchestra’, and the ‘MSC Magnifica’. »
The ‘Natchan Rera’ started service in 2007. Engine power from the vessel is converted to thrust using a newly designed waterjet, the LJX 1500 SRI, from Wärtsilä. The vessel sails at loaded speeds of approximately 40 knots. (photo courtesy of INCAT) »
The luxury yacht ‘SAMAR’ was launched in 2006. The ship is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system consisting of three Wärtsilä diesel generators and two drive motors with twin Wärtsilä fixed-pitch propellers. »
During trials in 2004, ‘The world is not enough’ achieved a top speed of 69 knots. The yacht has a three-shaftline solution, consisting of two Wärtsilä LJ77E steering and reversible wing jets, and a centre Wärtsilä LJ84E booster jet. The waterjets are weight-optimized to achieve the best power/weight ratio. »
At the time of her construction in 2003 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, the ‘Queen Mary II’ was the longest, widest and tallest passenger ship ever built, as well as the largest. To power this enormous vessel, four Wärtsilä 46 EnviroEngines with a total output of 67.2 MW were chosen. »
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