Norsepower Joins Hands With Wärtsilä To Strengthen Global Wind Propulsion Service Network
A service cooperation agreement has been entered by Norsepower Oy Ltd. and Wärtsilä. Norsepower is one of the leading provider of wind propulsion systems that are low on maintenance, operated by software and data verified while Wärtsilä is the world’s leader in smart technologies. They have joined hands to bring in solutions that will strengthen the marine and energy sector.
Norsepower’s manufacturing capacity has increased and with that, there has also been a great growth in the global demand of its Rotor Sails. This collaboration will help in large scale work and will furthermore strengthen its customer service with the global supplier network of Wärtsilä.
Norsepower’s CSO, Jukka Kuuskoski said, “Due to the rapid rise of demand for modern wind propulsion in shipping, Norsepower Rotor Sails are expected to be installed on multiple vessels in the near future.
We are therefore delighted by this partnership and the ability it gives us to support our customers no matter where they are sailing and operating our technology. It also comes at a time where the global shipping industry is looking for proven and economical solutions to reduce their carbon footprint in general – and our Rotor Sail continues to be the most attractive, credible choice in wind-assisted propulsion.”
Norsepower provides services to both local and international shipowners. It is continuously working towards providing reliable service to its customers. With the global service network of Wärtsilä, Norsepower is set to provide custom services to its customers in order to match their requirements.
“The industry is transforming and we intend to be at the forefront of this change. We are really enthusiastic about this cooperation with Norsepower, which is a great example of our commitment to enabling sustainable societies with smart technology. We are now embarking on an exciting journey together, supporting and promoting sustainable technologies for a cleaner future,” says Stefan Wiik, Vice President, Asset Management Services at Wärtsilä.
Norsepower was laughed in 2014 and has already witnessed the installation aboard three vessels, with the fourth one to be installed in 2020. The CO2 output has been reduced by about 5,000 tons in this time period by Norsepower Rotor Sails. They come in the heights of 18, 24 and 30 meters, the Rotor Sails’ size and number installed are custom-fitted so that they are according to the operating profile of the vessel and thereby providing solutions that are vesatile and safe.