Wärtsilä Marine Solutions Presents its Wares at Pacific 2015SYDNEY / 9 October 2015 - Finland-based propulsion and power systems supplier Wärtsilä Marine Solutions have given an outline of their latest marine shaft-line and engine technology at the PACIFIC 2015 Expo, as well as hinting at interest in upcoming Royal Australian Navy projects. The latest developments for the company’s marine shaft-line business are the new composite steel housings for PSC or water lubricated seals, as well as 1200 WCS01 material, which is a composite bearing material for shaft lines. In the area of marine engines, Wärtsilä has continued to invest in developing its range of engines with a lower kilowatt output for smaller vessels. The selling the upgraded version of the venerable 580kW/cyl Wärtsilä 32, which entered the market in 2010, continues to remain a priority. Whilst remaining tight-lipped about future contracts, the company did express an interest in unnamed Royal Australian Navy projects. The most likely candidates for Wärtsilä tenders would be SEA5000 (Future Frigate), SEA1180 (Modular Offshore Combatant Vessel), and SEA1654 Phase 3 (Future Supply Vessel).
By Mitchell Sutton