Oct 17, 2022 | Maritime business news

Wärtsilä Corporation is to strengthen its lifecycle offering by integrating the Voyage business into Marine Power as a business unit, which the group feels will help contribute to its emissions reduction goals.

Current President of Wärtsilä Voyage (the former Transas company) Sean Fernback is leaving the company and he will be succeeded by Hannu Mäntymaa (pictured), currently VP Performance Services, Wärtsilä Marine Power. Mäntymaa will take over to lead the integration process until year-end and will join Wärtsilä’s Board of Management for the interim period. He will then continue as the Head of the future Voyage business unit as the integrated organisation becomes effective as of January 1, 2023. With the same starting date, the financial figures of the Voyage business unit will be consolidated into Marine Power financials.

President and CEO Wärtsilä Corporation Håkan Agnevall said: “During the last years Voyage has taken important steps to bring together the teams and competences from several Wärtsilä acquisitions in the marine digital space. During the same period the Voyage business has been severely impacted by the pandemic and recently the closure of Wärtsilä’s operations in Russia. However, the turnaround of Voyage continues, and the intention is to accelerate these efforts through the outlined changes. By linking the unique digital expertise in Voyage with our well-established Performance Services, we take the next step in creating end-to-end digital solutions for maritime customers. With this offering we can further optimise marine operations for lower costs and reduced emissions. Customers can benefit from Wärtsilä’s unique set of capabilities, combining the optimisation of vessel operations with ports traffic management and performance-based services for port-to-port operations. I would like to thank Sean for his important contribution in developing the current Voyage business and for leading the operations during the past two challenging years. Now we are taking the next step to further integrate our marine offering, and I wish Hannu the best of success in this important role.”

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