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W?rtsil? Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal Shortlisted for Award

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By MarEx 2016-03-10 11:13:12

The judging panel for the European Marine Engineering Awards has chosen Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal as one of three shortlisted entries in the Auxiliary Machinery category. The winner of the award is determined by online votes combined with the judges' selections and will be awarded on the 13 April in Amsterdam.

Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal is an innovative new seal that can be fully serviced underwater without setting up a habitat. The product was officially launched at the end of 2015 and is the first product of its kind on the market, offering customers increased uptime and lifecycle efficiency. In addition to the inclusion of the inflatable seal that reduces the risk of environmental pollution, Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal was also designed to be compatible with Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALS).

"We are very pleased to be on the shortlist for the European Marine Engineering Award. Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal is a ground-breaking solution that reduces costs as well as environmental risks, while increasing operational efficiency. We are confident that the voters, like the judges, will recognize its value to the ever-developing marine industry," says Damian O'Toole, Director, Seals and Bearings from Wärtsilä.

Easy to retrofit, safe to use

Wärtsilä Sternguard In-Water Serviceable Seal can be used to retrofit any other type of seal and is available for any vessel type. Retrofit in dry dock can be carried out without removing the propeller or shaft, for regular service and maintenance it is not necessary to drain oil from the stern tube for underwater overhaul. The Wärtsilä Sternguard In-water Serviceable Seal also includes an inflatable emergency seal and inner rope guard for enhanced protection.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.