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2017-01-30

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 30 January 2017 at 10 am EET

Four new 3300 TEU container vessels being built for the French shipping group,
CMA CGM, will feature Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This
is the third series of vessels for which the same owner has selected the
Wärtsilä BWMS solution, making a total of ten ships in all. These latest
vessels are being built at the Cosco Zhoushan shipyard in China, and the
contract with Wärtsilä was signed in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The BWMS system chosen for these vessels is a 500m3 per hour capacityWärtsilä
Aquarius UV system. This uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration
and ultra-violet (UV) irradiation. Delivery of the equipment to the yard is
scheduled to begin in July of this year.

"We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with this major global
operator and are pleased and proud to have again been selected as their BWMS
provider. The Wärtsilä solution is extremely efficient and very well proven.
Furthermore, we are the only company able to offer customers maintenance
contract support for a BWMS installation," says Joe Thomas, Director, Ballast
Water Management Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.

Ballast water
may be taken onboard by ships for stability and can contain thousands of
aquatic or marine microbes, plants and animals, which are then carried to
other parts of the world. Untreated ballast water released at the ship's
destination can potentially introduce a new invasive species with devastating
consequences for the local ecosystem. The International Convention for the
Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments was adopted to
introduce global regulations to control the transfer of potentially invasive
species. It requires ballast water to be treated before being released into a
new location. The BWM Convention will enter into force on 8 September 2017.

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Caption: The Wärtsilä Aquarius UV system enables compliance with the BWM
Convention.

Media contacts:

Dr. Joe Thomas
Director, Ballast Water Management Systems, Environmental Solutions
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +44 1202 662600
joe.thomas@wartsila.com

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439
marit.holmlund-sund@wartsila.com

Wärtsilä in brief:

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle
solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable
innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and
economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In
2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000
employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70
countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
www.wartsila.com

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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire

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