The second edition of Wärtsilä’s Encyclopedia of Ship Technology is to be launched at the Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference being held in Oslo, Norway from June 2 to 5. The publication provides definitions to the current terminology used in the marine industry’s technical vocabulary. It is intended as a means to pass on Wärtsilä’s experience and know-how in this field, not only to the current community of experts but also to future generations of maritime professionals. It is being offered free of charge.
The encyclopedia is part of Wärtsilä’s ongoing industry support programme aimed at helping current and future marine engineers, architects, and other industry specialists. It also provides valuable assistance to anyone reviewing the shipbuilding trends that are moving the industry forward.
The company’s support to maritime sector students is also shown in its donations to technical learning institutions. For example, in 2011, Wärtsilä donated a diesel engine, reduction gear, PTO and controls to the S.U.N.Y. (State University of New York) Maritime College. In that same year, a controllable pitch propeller and shafting system was donated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and in 2013 an engine was donated to Camosu College in Victoria, BC, Canada. Last year, Wärtsilä donated a Wärtsilä 20 engine to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in South Africa. This latter donation was part of the company’s long-term sponsoring partnership with the South Africa International Maritime Institute (SAIMI).
“The success of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Ship Technology encouraged us to make the effort to follow up with this latest version that includes terminology relating to the very latest technological developments. This work was made possible by a dedicated team of Wärtsilä subject area experts. It is appropriate that the launch of this publication is being made at Nor-Shipping, since Wärtsilä is using this forum to launch a series of its latest innovations,” says Jaakko Eskola, Senior Executive Vice President & President, Ship Power, Wärtsilä Corporation.