Wartsila Oyj Abp (Public, HEL:WRTBV) is a Finland-based global engineering company. It is operational through three principal divisions: Ship Power, which focuses on ship power solutions, including engines, generating sets, reduction gears, propulsion equipment, automation and power distribution systems, as well as sealing solutions for the marine industry; Power Plants, which offers power plants for the decentralized power generation market, including solutions for baseload power generation, grid stability and peaking, industrial self-generation, as well as for the oil and gas industry; and Services, which offers solutions that support the customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations, for ship machinery and power plants. The Company operates through a number of subsidiaries located in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.
The core business of Wärtsilä is marine diesel engines, but its engines are also widely used in diesel-powered power plants. It employed 18,541 workers at the end of 2009.
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Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.
Easter recess Japan
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