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Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 27 February 2013 at 5 pm EET
The workshop will be the largest of its kind in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It
will feature, among other things, a laboratory for automation and electronic
fuel injection, as well as a dedicated marine thruster facility.
Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions and services,
opens a new services workshop in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday
February 27(th) 2013. The new facilities will strengthen Wärtsilä's presence in
Brazil and enable Wärtsilä to support its customers by offering a wide range of
workshop services with rapid response times.
The new workshop will replace the company's current premises in São Cristóvão,
Rio de Janeiro, and is designed to bring logistical advantages for the company
customers. With 4,600 square meters of built area, the workshop will be
the largest of its kind in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It will feature, among
other things, a laboratory for automation and electronic fuel injection, as well
as a dedicated marine thruster facility.
"The location is strategic, both for receiving components as well as for our
deliveries, as Niterói is a hub for offshore services in Brazil. This upgraded
facility enables us to support our customers even better and service the
increased number of installations, as predicted by our customers as well as by
the oil exploration industry of Brazil," says Robson Campos, Managing Director
for Wärtsilä Brazil.
In Niterói, the company will be able to provide services on a 24/7 basis, thus
doubling its operational capability status. The scope of services will also be
expanded to include repairs to large engines, and the maintenance of propulsion
systems for ships. "Propellers can weigh up to 80 tons. We have invested in the
equipment needed to service such very large components in the most efficient and
safe way," continues Campos.
About 200 employees will work in the new workshop, 120 of whom are able to work
offshore. The team will be connected to Wärtsilä's worldwide technical support
and will join a network of international technicians able to support local
projects all around the world.
Wärtsilä Brazil was established in 1990 and has operations in Rio de Janeiro and
Manaus with complete offering for the total range of the Wärtsilä equipment
Services is one of the three Wärtsilä's businesses, alongside Ship Power and
Power Plants. Wärtsilä Services offers services to both the global marine and
energy markets and operates the most extensive service network in the industry.
The company's extensive portfolio of services includes spare parts and field
services, as well as the servicing of engines, propulsion systems, electrical
and automation systems, and boilers. It also covers environmental services and
solutions, upgrades and conversions, long-term agreements for engine and
propulsion systems, as well as training services. Wärtsilä's services business
is also in the forefront in developing new service concepts to meet customer
needs for optimal operational efficiency. Wärtsilä Services operates some 70
fully owned workshops and employs over 11,000 services professionals.
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For further information please contact:
Managing Director, Wärtsilä Brazil Ltda.
Tel.+ 55 21 38788900
Media Officer, Media and Stakeholder Relations
Tel. +358 10 709 5627
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 2012, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately
18,900 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70
countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki,
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