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Wärtsilä launches new digital services to enhance performance and predictability of customers' assets

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 26 November 2015 at 10 am EET

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, launches a new service portfolio, Wärtsilä Genius services to help Wärtsilä's customers seize the opportunities from digitalisation.

The three product families under Wärtsilä Genius services - Optimise, Predict and Solve - enable optimising of customers' assets in real-time, improve predictability and help solving of issues with digital solutions. Wärtsilä Genius services are targeted at marine, energy and oil & gas markets.

"This launch is a major milestone for us and for our customers. Wärtsilä Genius services truly change the way our customers can benefit from effective use of real-time data," says Pierpaolo Barbone, President, Services at Wärtsilä.

Answering to customer needs

Wärtsilä Genius services portfolio is a result of profound background work and studies of customer and market needs.

In the marine markets, Wärtsilä's customers are typically seeking for increased reliability, ensuring safe operations in harsh environments, maximum uptime, greater operational efficiency and better environmental performance.

For the power generation market, there is a need for customers to cope with the increase in renewables, which creates the need for greater flexibility in power generation. Additionally, utilities and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the energy sector are constantly looking for services that can decrease costs.

With Wärtsilä Genius services, these needs will be easier and faster met.

 "Wärtsilä Genius services are designed to optimise, for example, an installation's energy efficiency, or even the management of an entire fleet. This will be done by integrating advanced dynamic voyage planning, ship efficiency advisory services and energy analysis, as well as extensive condition monitoring of the main equipment into one consolidated solution," says Ari-Pekka Saarikangas, Director, Asset Performance Optimisation of Wärtsilä Services.

Optimise, Predict and Solve by Wärtsilä Genius

Wärtsilä Genius services comprise of three product families - Optimise, Predict and Solve.  

Solutions and services within Optimise by Wärtsilä Genius services are tailored to increase the competitiveness and efficiency of customers' operations. Optimise solutions will enable for example the following of fuel consumption in real-time and adjusting the ship's position to the optimal with the help of trim advice.

Predict by Wärtsilä Genius services will improve customers' asset and business availability and predictability with lifecycle maintenance. For the customer this means better visibility into the coming maintenance need, thanks to which maintenance can be performed based on actual condition and not according to a predefined schedule. More efficient usage of assets throughout their lifetime helps to increase the owners' revenue. 

Solve by Wärtsilä Genius services will ensure the safety of customers' operations and allow them to get instant support whenever and wherever they need it. Thanks to Solve services, Wärtsilä's customer can share their computer screen with Wärtsilä experts on shore.  These remote support services provide customers with a 24/7 access to Wärtsilä's experts in its global service centres currently situated in Finland, the Netherlands, USA, Ecuador, Brazil, Kenya, India and United Arab Emirates.

Wärtsilä already has 500 installations connected with 3000 different pieces of equipment. Wärtsilä Genius services now provide a comprehensive service portfolio to utilise the opportunities opened by real-time data and related analytics. More information available on our website: wartsila.com/geniusservices

Wärtsilä Genius imagery

For further information, please contact:

Ari-Pekka Saarikangas
Director, Asset Performance Optimisation
Wärtsilä Services
ari-pekka.saarikangas@wartsila.com
Tel: +358 400 734 914

Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation
hanna.viita@wartsila.com
Tel: +358 40 167 1755

Wärtsilä Services in brief

Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business - whenever, wherever. We provide industry's broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer's equipment or installation - in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

Wärtsilä in brief

Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
www.wartsila.com

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