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Enabling Sustainability with Smart Technology for the United States and Globally
The technology group Wärtsilä established its U.S. operations in 1979 through its subsidiary
Wärtsilä North America, Inc., serving the commercial power, maritime, and oil and gas markets. The company employs over 790 professionals in 15 regional locations across the United States. This also includes individual operating companies: Wärtsilä Defense, Inc., Wärtsilä Dynamic Positioning, Inc., American Hydro Corporation, and Greensmith Energy Management Systems. In 2016, Wärtsilä’s net sales in the United States totaled USD 542 million.
Wärtsilä has installed over 3 GW of power in 56 power plants in the United States. Cities in the U.S. wind corridor
are increasingly choosing a smarter way to generate electricity. This offers strong growth potential within the U.S. market,
as cities have found that wind power
can effectively be the country’s new renewable baseload when combined with batteries for storage and flexible engines burning natural gas. In June 2017, Wärtsilä signed a cooperation agreement to develop large-scale flexible gas power plant projects in the United States with Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider.
In the U.S. maritime market, Wärtsilä’s marine operations scale from ship design, to propulsion and power generating machinery, to complete electrical and automation systems, to vessel positioning solutions, to environmental and emissions control systems, to gas handling,
and much more. The company’s key customers in the United States include owners of major cruise lines, oil majors, LNG operators, vessels supporting
the offshore market, and major drilling operators.
Wärtsilä Defense, Inc. maintains a long history of successful compliance with the Special Security Agreement (SSA), of the Department of Defense, to support the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Military Sealift Command and U.S. Army. A recent contract with the U.S. Navy was awarded in April 2017 for the design, development and testing of propulsor hardware for future U.S. submarines.
In early 2017, Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation announced a 12-year strategic performance-based partnership to maintain the highest possible levels
of cruise ship safety and reliability. The agreement covers all engine maintenance and monitoring work for 79 of Carnival Corporation’s ships. Wärtsilä is committed
The Eklutna Generation Station, owned by Matanuska Electric Association, is located in Alaska. The power plant is equipped to withstand extreme temperatures and potential earthquakes. It is powered by 10 Wärtsilä 50 DF engines operating primarily on natural gas.
to efficiency improvements and minimizing the environmental impacts of maritime transport in the United States and globally.

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