Wärtsilä has signed a strategic partnership agreement with SAACKE, a German-based specialist in combustion systems for seagoing vessels
Central to the agreement is a co-operation regarding safety, in particular with regard to inert gas systems and gas combustion units. The agreement covers SAACKE’s boilers, exhaust gas economisers, and air-cooled gas combustion units, as well as Wärtsilä’s inert gas systems and combined inert gas and gas combustion units. Wärtsilä will also make its flue gas system available to SAACKE, making it possible for a single delivery of a boiler and flue gas system.
The companies said the agreement will strengthen their ability to offer a comprehensive scope of supply to shipyards and shipowners, and in turn benefit customers in the form of technology capability, cost savings, improved services and easier procurement procedures.
SAACKE director of marine systems Peter Breidenich said “Our agreement with Wärtsilä extends our long-standing co-operation to a strategic partnership. This will deliver value to our customers and will improve the market position for both companies.”
“We are very excited at the potential benefits this agreement offers, both to the two companies and to their customers. We are confident that by working closely together, we can improve performance for all of us,” said Wärtsilä Gas Solutions product line manager for inert gas systems Geir Hellum.
The joint offering targets the LNG carrier and LPG carrier markets, which are expected to remain strong in the near future. For Wärtsilä, the agreement encourages an increased focus on gas systems, while for SAACKE it adds the ability to deliver boilers and inert gas systems as a single integrated package for tankers.
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