NAMEPA welcomes Wärtsilä as a new member underlining the marine industry’s commitment to promoting sustainable marine industry best practices

March 20, 2017 – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announced today that Wärtsilä has joined NAMEPA as a new member. Wärtsilä joins NAMEPA to support and participate with other marine industry stakeholders in our efforts to “Save Our Seas”.

March 20, 2017,

“Wärtsilä is a global leader in providing innovative products and integrated solutions committed to safety, environmental sustainability and economic performance,” stated NAMEPA’s Carleen Lyden-Kluss. “Wärtsilä brings increased diversity to NAMEPA’s membership and continues to extend our ability to collaborate with stakeholders throughout the industry. Our members are committed to the stewardship and protection of our seas through corporate social responsibility and public education about the marine industry and protecting the marine environment.”

Ms. Lyden-Kluss remarked, “Over the past nine years NAMEPA has welcomed highly respected marine industry organizations to our membership. Our members share NAMEPA’s goals and efforts to create a stronger voice for marine environment protection through advocating, educating and activating communities on a global level.”

Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Mission: We shape the marine and energy markets with advanced technologies and focus on lifecycle performance, to enhance our customers’ business and benefit the environment.

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at: www.namepa.net.