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Wärtsilä to integrate its Voyage business into Marine Power

Written by Nick Blenkey
Hannu Mäntymaa will head the future Voyage business unit

Hannu Mäntymaa will head the future Voyage business unit following is integration into marine power.

Wärtsilä’s Voyage business, which has been hit by both the pandemic and the closing of Wärtsilä’s operations in Russia, is to be integrated into its Marine Power unit and its president, Sean Fernback, is leave the company.

Fernback has been succeeded by Hannu Mäntymaa currently VP performance services at Wärtsilä Marine Power.

Mäntymaa will lead the integration process until year-end and is joining Wärtsilä’s Board of Management for the interim period. He will then continue as the head of the future Voyage business unit when the integrated organization becomes effective as of January 1, 2023. From that date, the financial figures of the Voyage business unit will be consolidated into Marine Power financials.

“During the last years Voyage has taken important steps to bring together the teams and competences from several Wärtsilä acquisitions in the marine digital space,” says Wärtsilä Corporation President and CEO Håkan Agnevall. “During the same period the Voyage business has been severely impacted by the pandemic and recently the closure of Wärtsilä’s operations in Russia. However, the turnaround of Voyage continues, and the intention is to accelerate these efforts through the outlined changes. By linking the unique digital expertise in Voyage with our well-established Performance Services, we take the next step in creating end-to-end digital solutions for maritime customers. With this offering we can further optimize marine operations for lower costs and reduced emissions. Customers can benefit from Wärtsilä’s unique set of capabilities, combining the optimization of vessel operations with ports traffic management and performance-based services for port-to-port operations.”

“I would like to thank Sean for his important contribution in developing the current Voyage business and for leading the operations during the past two challenging years,” adds Agnevall. “Now we are taking the next step to further integrate our marine offering, and I wish Hannu the best of success in this important role.”

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