Wärtsilä, Qtagg introduce retrofit solution

Wärtsilä, Qtagg introduce retrofit solution

Wärtsilä’s Automation, Navigation, and Control Systems (ANCS) and Swedish marine green tech company, Qtagg, have announced a new innovative retrofit solution for Wärtsilä’s marine engine governor system.

The solution is intended to increase the lifespan of a ship’s propulsion control system while also increasing the vessel’s overall efficiency.

The marine governor systems from ANCS aid in the regulation and control of engine speed.

It handles the fuel distribution under all operational situations, including changing engine load due by strong seas or weight fluctuations.

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According to ANCS, the retrofit solution combines its extensive experience and expertise in propulsion control systems with Qtagg’s proprietary software and marine automation skills.

It can be applied to a broad range of vessels, including Ro-Ro, Ro-Pax, and cargo ships.

Christian Skytte, Head of Product Automation Systems at Wärtsilä ANCS., said: “This collaboration reflects the marine industry’s efforts to achieve greater efficiencies and decarbonised operations.

“Our two companies are leaders in their fields, and by leveraging our capabilities, we are able to offer a state-of-the-art solution that supports these ambitions.”

Tomas Lindqvist, CEO at Qtagg, added: “The shipping industry is highly motivated to find ways to raise efficiency levels and lower emissions.

“We have simplified the process, allowing captains and operators to stay in control. The digitalisation of the propulsion control system will help determine CII ratings, while enabling predictable arrival times.”

Qtagg has already booked orders for two retrofit systems.

In April of this year, Wärtsilä and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at introducing the next generation of renewable fuels.

More recently, Swedish ferry operator Stena Line contracted technology group Wärtsilä to convert its vessels to operate with methanol fuel.

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