Nov 14, 2023 | Maritime business news

Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new workshop and ‘Land & Sea Academy’ training facilities in Jakarta, Indonesia, which are intended to support and optimise the company’s energy and marine industry customers’ operations and accelerate their decarbonisation journey.

Erwin Vanderkerff, MD and President, Wärtsilä Indonesia, said: “The renewal of the workshop and training facilities is a concrete proof-point of our strong, long-term commitment to support our customers in Indonesia. The workshop is equipped with modern tools and machinery operated by skilled personnel which enable all types of maintenance and repair work, as well as remanufacturing and upgrades. The Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy provides high-quality training solutions covering all aspects of managing and operating installations, including maintenance, safety, reliability and performance, and will help customers to master sophisticated Wärtsilä technologies and equipment. With this investment, we will further develop our local capabilities to provide the best services to our energy and marine customers and partners both in Indonesia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.”

Indonesia is considered one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Wärtsilä says it is committed to supporting the economic growth in the country through investing in the development of local expertise. 

As Indonesia continues on its economic growth journey, the country has set out bold targets to decarbonise its energy system. Wärtsilä believes that to achieve climate targets, carbon emissions need to peak by 2025 and halve by the end of the decade. The urgency of the situation is unequivocal, and the solution is equally clear: renewable energy should triple, requiring a seismic change in the level of investment – up to US$ 5.7trn per year by 2030 to stay on course for the 1.5 deg C Paris Agreement scenario.

Lindberg concluded: “We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our window to reduce emissions and keep our planet habitable is closing. We have the technologies and expertise available now to create a greener future, and there is no time to waste: every second counts.”

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