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Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä and Cavotec to develop world's first marine wireless charging and mooring concept

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 25 January 2016 at 10 am EET

An agreement has been signed between Wärtsilä and Cavotec to jointly develop
the world's first combined induction charging and automatic mooring concept.

Wärtsilä has developed a wireless charging system based on inductive power
transfer. Cavotec provides automated mooring systems for various types of
vessels, as well as shore power and reel systems. By combining the strengths
and expertise of the two companies, an integrated wireless charging/mooring
concept is to be developed for use in Wärtsilä's ship designs.

Wireless charging eliminates the cable connection between the vessel and
shore, thereby securing and facilitating safe connections and disconnections.
It also reduces maintenance since wear and tear to physical connection lines
is eliminated. Similarly, damage to electrical outlets caused by seawater,
snow and ice is also avoided. The new project's integrated system will be
capable of transferring more than 1 MW of electrical energy. This is some 300
times more than that of current chargers used by electric cars.

Cavotec's mooring system is a vacuum-based automated mooring technology that
eliminates the need for conventional mooring lines. Remote controlled vacuum
pads recessed into, or mounted on the quayside, moor and release vessels in

"During recent years, wireless charging has been introduced for cars, busses
and trains. Wärtsilä has now made this possible also for marine vessels. This
agreement with Cavotec will enable this technology to be delivered as an
integrated charging and mooring system," says Peter Rogers, Director Power
Products, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

"This is an exciting project and we are delighted to be partnering with
Wärtsilä to make shipping cleaner, safer, and easier. The envisioned
integrated wireless charging and mooring system will further the marine
industry's environmental profile," says Ottonel Popesco, CEO of Cavotec

The environmental challenge has been the starting point for Wärtsilä's work in
developing battery/hybrid technology for marine vessels. By making wireless
charging of ship batteries possible, the electrification of coastal shipping
is enhanced, resulting in major reductions in harmful exhaust emissions.
Wärtsilä has already launched an innovative ferry concept featuring wireless
induction battery charging.

Link to related information on wartsila.com
Press release: Zero emissions featured with new Wärtsilä ferry concept

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Caption 1: The charging station eliminates cable connections.
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Caption 2: Vacuum pads connect the charging station to the vessel.
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Caption 3: A pier mounted charging station provides safe and secure

Media contacts:

Mr Ingve Sørfonn
R&D Expert E&A Engineering
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel.: +47 957 32 581

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the
marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total
efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of
the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately
17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in
nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX
Helsinki, Finland.

Cavotec in brief:

Cavotec is a world leading expert in engineering and supply of systems to
connect, electrify and automate ships, planes and mobile equipment. Working
closely with our customers and industry bodies, we look to develop long-term
relationships that drive projects forward and help improve safety, efficiency
and sustainability at a vast diversity of applications worldwide.
All design and manufacture of Cavotec systems takes place at our eight Centres
of Excellence. Our sales companies in 35 countries around the globe, provide
customers with local support backed by a global network of engineering
expertise. Cavotec is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Sweden.


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire


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