Wärtsilä has signed two LNG support agreements covering a total of eight LNG carriers owned by Teekay Gas. The agreements, each for four vessels, were signed in August and September of this year. They took effect one month after signing and are valid for five years.
Wärtsilä supplied the LNG reliquefaction systems onboard all of the vessels and the agreements will see it provide both remote support and 24/7 technical support for the vessels’ onboard gas process plants.
Wärtsilä uses its digital OPERIM (Operational Performance Improvement & Monitoring) tool to carrying out an analysis of the process plants. This provides data to support performance improvements needed to achieve optimal efficiency, allowing adjustments to be made taking into account changes in operating conditions.
“Lifecycle support to our customers’ installations is a central pillar in the strategy of Wärtsilä Gas Solutions,” says Rene Christian Olsen, Director Services, Gas Solutions. “Agreements such as these are the best way for ensuring that the products, systems and solutions that we deliver are properly maintained, and that their reliability and performance are at the optimal level,” commented Rene Christian Olsen, Director Services, Gas Solutions.
Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Teekay, and has supplied multiple products for their fleet.