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.
Toxic puffer species sighting and capture grows in Canarian waters Spain
During July and especially in August, scientists from the Oceanographic Centre of the Canary Islands of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography have received numerous calls on sightings and catches of the species Lagocephalus lagocephalus, a very toxic puffer fish.
Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceans Philippines
A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.