Wärtsilä and Finnish rotor sail specialist Norsepower have signed a service cooperation agreement. This will enable Norsepower to order service work from Wärtsilä, while Wärtsilä can pursue and sell Norsepower rotor sail projects with support from Norsepower.
With the growth of Norsepower’s manufacturing capacity and anticipated increasing demand for its rotor sails, the collaboration will help the organization scale up its operations and strengthen its customer service offering in cooperation with Wärtsilä’s global service network.
“The industry is transforming and we intend to be at the forefront of this change,” says Stefan Wiik, Vice President, Asset Management Services at Wärtsilä. “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.”
Norsepower’s CSO, Jukka Kuuskoski, said the company was “delighted” by the agreement, and “the ability it gives us to support our customers no matter where they are sailing and operating our technology.”
Since being launched in 2014, Norsepower rotor sails have been installed on three vessels, resulting in a reduction of their CO2 output by an estimated 5000 tons. A fourth installation is already planned for 2020.