Wärtsilä Opens New Workshop In Taranto, Italy

March 2009 Vol. 236 No. 3

Wärtsilä Corporation recently announced that it had increased its range of engineering services available in Italy with the opening of a new workshop in Taranto, an important commercial and military hub in the Puglia region of Southern Italy. Relocation to the new, much larger facility provides a more suitable base from which to develop its offering in the region.

The workshop is equipped to perform overhauling services for diesel and gas engines. It is implemented in full compliance with the latest Wärtsilä workshops standards. The size of the previous premises was found to be limited in the type of services it could offer its customers.

“The new 700 square meter workshop with its five metric tones of lifting capacity, is ready to support a variety of customers, and is particularly oriented towards serving bio fuel power plant installations in the Southern and Eastern part of Italy as well as the Taranto Italian Naval Base,” said Guido Barbazza, Director, Field Service Workshops, Wärtsilä Services.

The new facility opened at the end of January with an experienced 12-man team capable of providing a wide range of engine components overhauling, re-machining and honing services.

Wärtsilä in Italy includes facilities in Trieste (engine production, parts warehouse and service workshop) and service workshops in Genoa and Napoli. It employs in total more than 1,500 people in Italy. Wärtsilä has been present in Italy for more than 20 years.