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2016-01-20

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to upgrade largest residential ship in the world

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 20 January 2016 at 10 am EET

"The World", the largest, private, residential ship on the seas, will be
retrofitted with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a
Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication
purposes. The Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater solution will replace an existing
system and keep the vessel in full compliance with the International Maritime
Organization's (IMO) requirements concerning the prevention of pollution from
ships. The ship is owned by its residents and is managed by ROW Management
Ltd based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The contract with Wärtsilä was
signed in November. The equipment is scheduled for delivery in April, 2016.

Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor (MBR) solutions are designed to
facilitate the management and treatment of both 'grey' and 'black'
wastewater, and to monitor discharges to the sea. The Wärtsilä system treats
black and grey water so that the effluent can meet the most stringent marine
discharge standards across the globe, including the latest nutrients removal
requirements in the Baltic Sea.

The navigation retrofit to "The World" will replace an earlier system. The new
installation will ensure that the vessel has the latest and most technically
advanced system available. The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system's unique
combination of integrated voyage planning, monitoring, and track control
significantly reduces the workload for ship navigators, while improving
navigational safety. The system to be supplied as part of this order includes
the unique integration of an ice radar. "The World" is powered by Wärtsilä
main and auxiliary engines, namely two 12-cylinder and three 8-cylinder
Wärtsilä 32 engines.

"We at Wärtsilä are committed to assisting marine industry operators to reduce
their environmental impact and to increase their operational efficiency.
These goals are being met with this contract. The MBR system being supplied
for this very special vessel will enable it to comply with the very stringent
regulations relating to wastewater discharge. Being a retrofit project, we
had to design the system to fit the existing space. This created something of
a design challenge, but our experience and know-how allowed us to meet the
customer's needs and provide an optimal solution. Similarly, the navigational
system represents the very latest technology," says Juha Kytölä, Vice
President, Environmental Solutions, Wärtsilä.

"The World" is a 196.35 metre (644 feet) long vessel that features a concept
combining a private yacht and a luxury vacation home. The ship comprises 165
individual 'homes' that are owned by the residents, who together own the
ship. It sails the globe and caters to the highest standards of convenience
and lifestyle. The onboard systems, including that for wastewater treatment,
are required to be of the highest possible quality.

Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor Systems

Wärtsilä's innovative MBR system is an evolution of the company's proven
sewage treatment technology for handling grey and black water waste. The
company has over 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment and in
meeting the waste handling needs of the marine industry. The technology is an
advanced wastewater treatment process based on biological degradation and
membrane separation. It delivers the highest quality discharge without
requiring any addition or generation of chemicals hazardous to the maritime
or shipboard environments. The Wärtsilä Hamworthy MBR is capable of meeting
both current and anticipated effluent quality standards.

The Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum Integrated Automation Navigation Control System

This fully integrated system provides outstanding features in terms of
usability, scalability and network by means of a single common hardware and
software platform. It is based on a common software platform for navigation
and automation applications, including Dynamic Positioning, and is designed
in accordance with the latest standards. These cost-efficient systems are
easy to install and require minimal operator training. The Platinum series
offers the entire scope of ship control systems, hosted on a shared set of
work stations using a common network.

Link to more information on wartsila.com:
Wärtsilä Hamworthy Membrane BioReactor Systems

Wärtsilä SAM Electronics

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Caption: "The World" is to be retrofitted with Wärtsilä solutions. Here the
ship is in Hong Kong and Antarctica.

Media contacts:

Mr Kevin Robertson
General Manager Waste Water
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +44 1202 662821
kevin.robertson@wartsila.com

Mr Peter Stübe
Sales Manager, Navigation / Communication and Retrofit
Wärtsilä SAM Electronics
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Tel: +49 40 8825 2096
peter-eberhard.stuebe@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 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.
www.wartsila.com

AboutThe World
Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht
on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 19
countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures,
history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They
circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary
itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind
experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable
service.www.aboardtheworld.com

The World
Media Contacts:

Jayne Alexander, The Dovetail Agency, +44 (0)207-016-6740 or
e-mailjayne@dovetail-agency.co.uk.

Joanna Merredew, The Dovetail Agency, +44 (0)207-016-6740 or
e-mailjoanna@dovetail-agency.co.uk.

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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire

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