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Torsten Büssow

Dr Torsten Büssow manages Wärtsilä’s Ship Electrification Solutions business, including electric drive solutions such as diesel-electric, hybrid, zero-emission, shaft generator and shore connection systems. He has been developing innovative new technologies for the digitalisation and electrification of shipping for over 13 years as a Business Unit Director at DNV GL and Wärtsilä. Prior to this, he ran digitalisation and strategy transformation projects for a global consultancy brand.


Embracing electrification for sustainable short-sea shipping

Global regulations and emissions legislation puts increasing pressure on shipping to decarbonise, driving the sector towards flexible, electrified, and hybridised solutions, combined with alternative fuels. Embracing hybrid and electric concepts that lay the groundwork for low and net-zero carbon operations is vital, particularly with rapidly ageing fleets. Wärtsilä, has well-established hybrid and electric concepts. Its modular, hybrid propulsion system can be tailored to specific needs and vessel operating conditions with full integration at the shipyard. Its modern engine portfolio includes a suite of new fuel-flexible options that drive decarbonisation and fit the core power demand of the vessel operating profile