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2016-07-21

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä optimises Eckerö's engine performance with customised service package

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 21 July 2016 at 10.30 am EET

Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö have extended their long-term
maintenance agreement for Eckerö's entire fleet of five vessels. Wärtsilä is
providing leading digital maintenance concepts to meet the customer's needs.

The five-year agreement between Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö covers
five vessels. One of the vessels has been fitted with the Wärtsilä Condition
based monitoring system, which provides data to enable dynamic maintenance
planning.

"We have very positive experiences of working with Wärtsilä and wanted to
extend our cooperation further. Wärtsilä was able to offer a customized
service package that met all our maintenance needs. Furthermore, these
services increase cost predictability and reduce risks. We consider Wärtsilä
a trusted partner," says Daniel Olsén, Technical Manager, Rederiaktiebolaget
Eckerö.

The Finnish shipping company Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö consists of four marine
companies: Birka Cruises AB, Eckerö Shipping Ab Ltd, Eckerö Line Ab Oy and
Eckerö Linjen Ab. The company is based in Åland and it owns and operates a
cruiser, ferries and cargo vessels on the Baltic Sea and North Sea. Its fleet
consists of cruiser MS Birka Stockholm, ferries MS Finlandia and MS Eckerö,
and RoRo vessels MV Exporter and MV Shipper.

Tailored solution to meet customer's needs

Wärtsilä tailored its service and maintenance offering to help Eckerö optimise
its fleet operations. In addition to service and maintenance work, Wärtsilä
provides spare parts, shaft seals, services for the catalytic converters,
dynamic maintenance planning (DMP) and condition based maintenance (CBM).

The aim with the dynamic maintenance planning solution is to extend
maintenance intervals and reduce spare parts consumption. Maintenance
operations are then planned based on expert analysis of the engine's
condition and the real-time data provided by the engines. DMP and CBM are
part of the recently launched Wärtsilä Genius services, which optimise
customers' operations with innovative digital solutions.

"We are happy to take our cooperation with Eckerö to a new level. We value
their trust highly. With these services, we are able to gain useful data and
can help Eckerö maintain and safeguard engine availability. Customized
solutions or service packages, such as this one, are Wärtsilä's way of
ensuring that our customers get exactly what they need in order to operate
efficiently and reliably," says Peter Guldbrand, General Manager Sales,
Service Unit Baltic and Black Sea, Wärtsilä.

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Caption: Ferry MS Finlandia in operation. (Copyright: Eckerö)

For further information, please contact:

Peter Guldbrand
General Manager Sales
Wärtsilä Services
peter.guldbrand@wartsila.com

Tel: +358 40 837 3886

Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Services
hanna.viita@wartsila.com

Tel: +358 40 167 1755

Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing
their business - whenever, wherever. We provide industry's broadest range of
services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from
spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased
efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer's equipment or installation
- in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

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 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800
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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