The introduction of Environmental Services marks another step in Wärtsilä's strategy of strengthening its position as a leading provider of environmental marine and energy solutions. Environmental Services will be offered throughout Wärtsilä's fully-owned global network, the most extensive in the industry.
Wärtsilä has introduced a new portfolio of services, Environmental Services, which offer both marine and energy market customers the most extensive set of environmentally-related services, products and solutions in the industry. This portfolio is in line with Wärtsilä's strategy of strengthening its position as a leading provider of environmental retrofit solutions to already existing installations. Environmental Services will help customers to minimize emissions into the air and water, and help them to meet increasingly stringent legislation and regulations.
The new portfolio includes a range of products, solutions and services aimed at both land-based power plants and ship installations. As part of the portfolio, Wärtsilä offers catalysts (SCR) that treat nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, while scrubbers are offered for removing sulphur oxides (SOx). Both are harmful emissions that have detrimental effects on humans and nature. Wärtsilä can also offer complete oily water treatment systems for power plants and marine applications that meet the most stringent standards.
In addition, Wärtsilä is able to offer total service packages, including start-ups, installations, engineering work, and maintenance and repairs. Wärtsilä is also planning to develop a new area of expertise, namely consultancy services, to support customers in optimizing their environmental performance. Further plans to broaden the company's services offering to customers are also in the works.
The most extensive network with 160 locations
Environmental Services will be offered via Wärtsilä's fully-owned global network, which with 160 locations is the largest in the industry. The new Environmental Services programme broadens Wärtsilä's range of specialist services by centralising its environmental expertise and knowledge.
The Wärtsilä services portfolio is already the broadest in the market, with expertise in the areas of engine services, propulsion services, electrical & automation services, boiler services and training services. Services is one of Wärtsilä's three business areas, the others being Ship Power and Power Plants. Services has operations in 70 countries and employs 11,000 professionals.
Reducing emissions to below regulation limits
Tighter emissions legislation is impacting both the shipping and power plant sectors. For example, the forthcoming requirements of the International Maritime Organization stipulate a significant reduction in sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions. Also carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are being discussed within the IMO, where proposals for defining energy efficiency design and operational indexes for ships are under consideration. In Norwegian waters, lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions will reward ship owners through reduced NOx fees.
Similarly, legislation requirements for power plants where the emission components are similar, are also becoming increasingly stringent. In tackling these environmental challenges, Wärtsilä's Environmental Services can already now offer its customers a wide range of products that reduce emissions below regulation limits.