Wärtsilä introduces new mission control-like remote diagnostics centre in Finland
By Ryan Skinner (email)
Later this month, Wärtsilä will take the wraps off of its brand-new condition-based maintenance (CBM) centre in Finland. The idea of such a centre is to create a Houston Mission Control-style nerve central for monitoring Wärtsilä engine and generator plants operating worldwide.
I understand that, given that a ship has the necessary bandwidth, Wärtsilä will be able to analyze a ship's engine performance, provide troubleshooting, optimization and the like. Even if it looks like the technicians below are dinking around on Google Earth and Delicious, I gotta say that the Mission Control idea is cool.