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Wärtsilä Expands Services Offering in Sweden

Posted on November 5, 2009

Wärtsilä opened a new workshop in Stockholm, Sweden. The new service center is intended to increase Wärtsilä's service offering, both for the marine market and power plant and industrial customers. The workshop is located at Beckholmen, a small island near the centrerof Stockholm.

The new workshop offers a wide range of service functions, including propulsion system repairs, engine component overhaul work and other services. Initially, the facility will be served by 12 personnel with additional field-service engineers will be recruited during the coming months. Wärtsilä currently serves the area from Wärtsilä Sweden's main facilities in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden, and since 2006 also from a smaller workshop in Sundbyberg close to Stockholm. Wärtsilä currently employs over 300 people in Sweden.

Mr Bo Dahlén, President & General Manager Services, Wärtsilä in Sweden, says: "Through investing in this workshop we want to ensure the best support for our customers. We have seen an increase in the number of requests for our services on the east coast, and our facilities in Sundbyberg have become too limited to allow us to adequately support these needs. Our marine customers will now have better options for service in the Stockholm area, which might lead to more companies establishing in the region".

Wärtsilä's investment in the service center at Beckholmen is based upon the notable increase in shipping traffic along Sweden's east coast. Several large shipping companies are already operating services from Stockholm, while more cruise and ferry vessels are visiting the Swedish capital. The new freight terminal close to Södertälje is also attracting an increase in containership tonnage to the area.

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