About Wärtsilä in South Africa
Wärtsilä South Africa (WZA) was established in 1994 with its headquarters in Cape Town and an office in Johannesburg. WZA has branch offices in Fort Dauphin Madagascar, Ndola, Zambia and Maputo Mozambique, which are managed by WZA. Wärtsilä South Africa employs nearly 150 people of various nationalities.
The company serves in South of Africa an installed engine base of 1,300 MW (858 MW Power Plant and 442 MW Marine) in the region under its responsibility. WZA covers 12 countries that include Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion Island, Swaziland, Zambia and of course South Africa.
Wärtsilä in South Africa provides a full range of services to support both marine and power installation thanks to a solid network of service stations, and a strong team of flying engineers. During the last 3 years WZA has been involved in various CSR activities in the local communities. Among the most recent projects was a contribution made towards the University of the Western Cape which was used towards the establishment and opening of a chemistry lab at an under-privileged school. This program creates a mix of renewed Energy and Excitement for science and helps learners and educators strive for Excellence in their efforts to make a success of the project.
Another project was minor renovations made to St George’s Home for Girls in Wynberg. WZA also donated much needed kitchen equipment and financing towards the purchase of toiletries and school clothes. A much needed boost was the sponsorship of 1 years’ salary towards a social worker for their Independent Living program for the girls who no longer qualify under the local laws, to live in the home. This program affords them the stability, once they leave school, to enrol at a tertiary education facility, to find work and to become socially responsible members of the general public.
WZA is an ISO certified company implementing a quality management system ISO 9001:2008.
Wärtsilä started operating in South Africa in 1994 to serve Sub Sahara Africa customers providing spares parts and Field Service support.
Today Wärtsilä offers a full range of Wärtsilä lifecycle services and solutions to Marine, Power Plant and offshore customers in the southern part Africa: Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, Comores, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion Island and of South Africa.