Wärtsilä opens new workshop and expands its services in Gdansk, Poland
Wärtsilä’s new workshop in Gdansk, Poland strengthens its service offerings to local shipping customers and others visiting Poland. In addition to advanced engine service work, the new workshop will also provide fuel system overhauls and overhauls of bow thruster units.
Wärtsilä Corporation opens a new workshop in Gdansk, Poland on 20 May 2011. Located close to Polish shipyards and ports, the workshop further strengthens Wärtsilä’s presence in the Baltic area and its position as the leading services provider for shipping customers visiting Poland. The new facilities enable advanced servicing and repairs of engine components, as well as enhanced re-machining capabilities. Included among the new activities that will be undertaken are the overhaul of fuel pumps, fuel valves and air coolers, and overhauls of bow thruster units.
“Our customers will benefit from the increased range of services we now can provide,” says Wojtek Wlodarczak, President and Service Manager, Wärtsilä Polska. “One of the advantages is that we now can handle very large engine assemblies. The new facilities also enable us to carry out engine repairs and overhauls using the very latest technologies, and to further expand into areas such as the supply of propulsion equipment and electrical and automation services.”
Wärtsilä in Poland was established in 1994 and has operations in four locations, which are Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia and Szczecin. It focuses on service solutions for marine applications, including ship design. The type of services offered includes start-up and commissioning, and the servicing of marine propulsion and power systems. In addition, services are also provided for power plants and the oil and gas sector.
Wärtsilä Services is one of the company’s three businesses alongside Ship Power and Power Plants. Wärtsilä Services operates the most extensive service network in the industry with some 70 fully owned workshops and over 11,000 service professionals. Wärtsilä offers services to both the global marine and energy markets. The company’s extensive services portfolio includes spare parts and field services, and servicing of engines, propulsion systems, electrical and automation systems, and boilers. It also covers upgrades and conversions, as well as long-term service agreements for engine and propulsion systems, and power plants. Wärtsilä’s service business is also in the forefront of developing new service concepts to meet customers’ needs for optimal operational efficiency.
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 maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2010, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with more than 17,500 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
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