SUNY Maritime was the first college of its kind in the nation, so it’s no wonder that Wärtsilä, a marine solutions company based in Helsinki with offices in Houston, has decided to donate an engine to their engineering program.
To celebrate, SUNY Board Chairman Carl T. Hayden joined Maritime cadets, faculty, and administrators in ringing the closing bell for the NASDAQ.
According to the company, the Wärtsilä 6L26 Medium Speed Diesel Engine is the latest in marine engine technology, with “fewer parts, less maintenance requirements, low fuel consumption, reduced emission levels, and the ability to run reliably on a variety of fuels.”
Worth approximately one million dollars, the donation is the first step in an exciting new public-private partnership.
David is the Director of Marketing & Creative Services for The State University of New York.