Wilhelmsen News

Wilhelmsen Ship Management relocates joint venture to Athens

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) announces the relocation of its joint venture, Diana Wilhelmsen Management Limited (DWM) from Cyprus to Athens. The relocation is part of WSM's growth strategy poised to increase its fleet in crew and technical ship management. "We have seen an increase in the appetite for third-party ship management in the Greek market. With the new strategic location, we are in a better position to strengthen our relationship with current owners and potential clients," says...

Wilhelmsen and NorSea prepare for potential new chapter in the ocean story – marine minerals

“As the energy transition continues to gather pace, we are actively looking at new projects and business areas, outside of the oil and gas industry, where NorSea’s unique port infrastructure and proven service and supply know-how can continue to be a key driver of success." "The development of the seabed mineral industry in Norway is far from certain, but partnering with a frontrunner like Loke, which has such focus on developing new technologies and systems to safely and sustaina...

Wilhelmsen partners with Klüber Lubrication to exclusively sell and distribute maritime lubricant range

As of August 1st, 2021, Wilhelmsen will begin to take over sales, logistics and consulting for Klüber Lubrication’s maritime portfolio for its sea-going vessels. Initially within European countries and Southeast Asia, followed by the rest of the world from October onwards.  Kjell André Engen, Executive Vice President of Marine Products, Wilhelmsen says, “This exclusive partnership pairs Klüber Lubrication’s market-leading marine lubricants with our unriva...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management crowdfunds to support seafarers COVID-19 relief efforts

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is crowdfunding to support Mission to Seafarers (MtS), one of the largest maritime charities serving merchant crews around the world in addressing these hardships faced by the affected seafarers. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption on crew change operations. The fall out effect of this has impacted approximately 150,000 seafarers onboard unable to be signed off and another 150,000 seafarers onshore unable to sign on. world trade This disruption...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management appoints Radoslaw Walczak as Vice President for Technical department

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) announces the appointment of Radoslaw Walczak as Vice President, Technical. Walczak will be spearheading WSM’s focus in delivering vessel performance and energy efficiency initiatives to support shipping’s decarbonisation ambition. Enhancing vessel performance Walczak brings with him more than 20 years of mariner experience including time at sea. Prior to WSM, he was the General Manager in DS Tanker GmbH based in Germany. Walczak started his career...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management appointed ship manager for the first Turkish-flagged FSRU

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (Wilhelmsen) is proud to announce the smooth and successful takeover of Ertuğrul Gazi, the first Turkish-flagged floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) vessel. The new-build FSRU, built at Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea, is owned by the Turkish state-owned crude oil and natural gas pipeline corporation, BOTAŞ. Ertuğrul Gazi FSRU The newly built FSRU completed its sea trials in March 2021 and will operate in the İskenderun Bay The newly built FSRU co...

Wilhelmsen receives RINA’s Maritime Safety Award for their safe mooring solutions, Smart Ropes and Line Management Plan

The Maritime Safety Award is presented by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), in association with Lloyd’s Register, to an individual, company or organisation, which has made a significant technological contribution to improving maritime safety or the protection of the maritime environment.  Smart Ropes and Line Management Plan (LMP) Wilhelmsen’s winning entry is their safer mooring solutions, consisting of Smart Ropes and LMP Wilhelmsen’s winning entry is...

Wilhelmsen and Thyssenkrupp showcase the capabilities of their Additive Manufacturing (AM) service

The Wilhelmsen Thyssenkrupp AM fulfillment platform currently serves more than 3,000 vessels from key locations worldwide, addressing and solving some of the biggest pain points such as long lead time, part obsolescence, poor part performance and high carbon footprint, through on-demand manufacturing. Cooperating with several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), the venture is empowering OEMs to reduce their supply chain costs and improve customer experience, through increased serviceabilit...

Edda Wind orders two additional vessels, prepares for IPO and partners with Wilhelmsen

Launched in 2018, Edda Wind owns and operates service vessels, which support the maintenance work conducted, during the commissioning and operation of offshore wind parks. “The Wilhelmsen group’s strategy is very clear, which is to further expand into renewables, by working together with partners and leveraging our expertise and assets. So, finding an opportunity like this, to work with Østensjø and invest in Edda Wind, a growing company, rapidly expanding its fleet wi...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management becomes a member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

WSM joins other fourteen members spanning the shipping value chain: ABN Amro, Bunge, Forum for the Future, IMC Industrial Group, Lloyd’s Register, Louis Dreyfus Company, Maersk, Oldendorff Carriers, Priya Blue, RightShip, The China Navigation Company, South32, Standard Chartered Bank, and WWF. SSI brings together like-minded, organizations with shared goals and determination to improve the shipping industry. Members, ranging from shipowners and charterers, to environmental NGOs, banks,...

The launch of NORMA Cyber, Norway’s cyber security centre, generates widespread interest in the field of maritime cyber security

NORMA Cyber was formally opened on 1 January 2021. The centre will provide cyber security services to Norwegian shipping companies and several ship owners, who have already become members of NORMA Cyber. “We have experienced great interest from the shipping and maritime industries, and the ambition is to give Norwegian shipping an international competitive advantage, as digitalisation in shipping picks up speed,” said Lars Benjamin Vold, Managing Director of NORMA Cyber. Maritime c...

Wilhelmsen's additive manufacturing service delivered CE-Certified 3D printed lifting tool for Wärtsilä

Manufacturing engines that power a third of the world’s largest cargo ships Wärtsilä often needs to fabricate specialist tools to solve problems and optimise efficiencies with its equipment onboard. The lifting tool is one such example. It is critical to building and servicing large engines, allowing engineers to move immensely heavy engine parts, such as pistons. The perfect partner Typically, such parts are both expensive and time-consuming to manufacture and deliver, and th...

Bulk, cruise and Ro-Ro operators get smart with Wilhelmsen’s revolutionary digital mooring system

Developed and refined over the past three years, Wilhelmsen's Smart Ropes system is poised to dramatically improve mooring safety onboard vessels. Based on the experience from rigorous testing aboard a working ro-ro vessel, all parts of the system have been refined and improved in readiness for the next phase of installations. Smart unit functions Comprising a patent-pending measuring unit, embedded within the mooring rope, the ‘smart’ unit transmits key tension, time, temperatu...

Wilhelmsen and Thyssenkrupp step-up collaboration, establishing 3D printing joint venture targeting the maritime industry

Utilising ThyssenKrupp's deep expertise in additive manufacturing, alongside Wilhelmsen’s long-standing maritime service and supply know-how, the maritime company’s recent experiences from its 3DP Early Adopter Program will be an important stepping stone for the new venture. The program, where customers have exclusive access to on-demand additive manufacturing was launched by Wilhelmsen’s Marine Products division in December 2019. Customers include Berge Bulk, Carnival Ma...

Wilhelmsen and MPC Capital join forces in technical ship management in the container segment

Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a provider of third-party ship management services headquartered in Singapore and the Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG have agreed to combine their activities in the technical management of container ships. To this end, Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires a 50 % stake in Ahrenkiel Steamship GmbH & Co KG, the technical container ship manager within the MPC Capital Group. Wilhelmsen Ahrenkiel Ship Management In the future, the joint ven...

Wilhelmsen coordinates Singapore’s first full crew change for Synergy Group on bulk carrier Genco Liberty using new protocol

Neal De Roche, Executive Vice President, Wilhelmsen Ships Agency, said, “As an integral part of the Singapore Crew Change Working Group, (SGCCWG) we are very happy to now be coordinating the first full crew change, performed in line with the new crew change protocol we worked so hard to put together as part of the SGCCWG." "It is encouraging to see how regulators, industry bodies, customers and indeed competitors now coming together to address such a critical matter, the welfare of s...

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