2018 November 6 13:31

Wärtsilä is developing a roadmap for localization of its equipment manufacture in Russia

Wärtsilä is developing a roadmap for localization of its equipment manufacture in Russia, Vitaly Konovalov, Sales Director of Wärtsilä Vostok, said at 2nd LNG Fleet and LNG Bunker in Russia Conference organized by IAA PortNews.

“We are in negotiations with different Russian companies concerning localization. Several agreements of intent have been signed, the work on a roadmap is underway”, said Vitaly Konovalov. 

The first step of Wärtsilä was to launch local manufacture of frames for diesel-generator sets based on Wärtsilä 20 engines. Besides, Wärtsilä used generators of Russian origin to produces diesel-generator sets as part of some Russian projects.

According to Vitaly Konovalov, the company’s competence covers LNG technologies for offshore and onshore systems. 

“Our company can manufacture and supply equipment for LNG powered, LNG bunkering and LNG carrying ships. We build different LNG terminals of small and medium capacity, floating power plants running on LNG and different storage systems for LNG. We also supply ship propulsion units running on LNG, dual-fuel diesel generators for power plants. We design and build LNG terminals for power plants and mini-plants producing LNG”, he said.

Wärtsilä Vostok LLC is designing a factory fishing trawler with length of 121 meters, width of 21 meters and displacement of over 5,000 tonnes. The ship will be built by Yantar shipyard for Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin. That will be the largest fishing freezer trawler ever built by a Russian shipyard.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.