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Wartsila Finland OY
Wartsila is the leading provider of ship machinery, propulsion and manoeuvring solutions. Wartsila supplies engines and generating sets, reduction gears, propulsion equipment, control systems and sealing solutions for all types of vessels and offshore applications. Wartsila supports its customers throughout the -lifecycle of their installations and provides service and maintenance as well as reconditioning solutions both for ship machinery and power plants. Wartsila is expanding its service business by introducing innovative services that support its customers' business, service for multiple engine brands in key ports, long-term service contracts, predictive and condition based maintenance, and operations and maintenance contracts. Wartsila is also a leading supplier of power plants for the decentralized power generation market offering power plant solutions based on oil, gas and dual-fuel engines as well as bio-mass fuelled heat and power plants. Wartsila has more than 13,000 employees in 130 offices and close to 70 countries worldwide dedicated to the entire lifecycle of customers' business.
Wartsila has its main R&D centre for 4-stroke engines in Vaasa, Finland. This is supported by technology units for 4-stroke engines in Trieste, Italy, in Turku, Finland, and in Bermeo, Spain. R&D for the propulsors, seals and bearings is located at the manufacturing units in the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain and Japan.
Wartsila has two 4-stroke engine factories: one in Vaasa, Finland, and one in Trieste, Italy. Both manufacture several engine types to meet the various needs of the global market. External partners and suppliers contribute to optimal capacity utilization in the changing business environment.

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