Poland : Wartsila Opens New Workshop and Expands its Services in Gdansk

Wärtsilä Corporation opens a new workshop in Gdansk, Poland on 20 May 2011. Located close to Polish shipyards and ports, the workshop further strengthens Wärtsilä’s presence in the Baltic area and its position as the leading services provider for shipping customers visiting Poland. The new facilities enable advanced servicing and repairs of engine components, as well as enhanced re-machining capabilities. Included among the new activities that will be undertaken are the overhaul of fuel pumps, fuel valves and air coolers, and overhauls of bow thruster units.

“Our customers will benefit from the increased range of services we now can provide,” says Wojtek Wlodarczak, President and Service Manager, Wärtsilä Polska. “One of the advantages is that we now can handle very large engine assemblies. The new facilities also enable us to carry out engine repairs and overhauls using the very latest technologies, and to further expand into areas such as the supply of propulsion equipment and electrical and automation services.”

Wärtsilä in Poland was established in 1994 and has operations in four locations, which are Warsaw, Gdansk, Gdynia and Szczecin. It focuses on service solutions for marine applications, including ship design. The type of services offered includes start-up and commissioning, and the servicing of marine propulsion and power systems. In addition, services are also provided for power plants and the oil and gas sector.

Wärtsilä Services is one of the company’s three businesses alongside Ship Power and Power Plants. Wärtsilä Services operates the most extensive service network in the industry with some 70 fully owned workshops and over 11,000 service professionals. Wärtsilä offers services to both the global marine and energy markets. The company’s extensive services portfolio includes spare parts and field services, and servicing of engines, propulsion systems, electrical and automation systems, and boilers. It also covers upgrades and conversions, as well as long-term service agreements for engine and propulsion systems, and power plants. Wärtsilä’s service business is also in the forefront of developing new service concepts to meet customers’ needs for optimal operational efficiency.


Source: Wartsila, May 20, 2011.