Wärtsilä inks long term LNG carrier service agreements

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Wärtsilä’s long-term service agreements play an important role in maintaining optimal performance for vessels of all kinds. Copyright: JERA/NYK

Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements covering four Japanese-owned LNG carriers. Two are owned by a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Tokyo-based energy company JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) and two by a joint=venture between JERA and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA.

All four vessels are powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.

The agreements cover a range of services, including scheduled maintenance parts for the equipment covered, all workshop services, all field servicing for piston related maintenance, turbocharger maintenance, condition-based maintenance (CBM) reporting, remote operational support (ROS) from Wärtsilä’s expertise centers, and dynamic maintenance planning.

“Lifecycle support is central to Wärtsilä’s customer-focused philosophy,” says Jörgen Naaijer, General Manager, Marine Agreement Sales, Wärtsilä Marine. “These agreements have been customized to address our customers’ long term needs and business objectives. They bring measurable and guaranteed lifecycle cost benefits to the owners in terms of reliability, operational efficiency, and accurate maintenance planning based on the true condition of the equipment, which minimizes the risk of unexpected downtime.”

Wärtsilä says that its long term service agreements optimize the efficiency and performance of customers’ vessels. Wärtsilä predicts the maintenance needs, while ensuring that the vessels operate in the most energy-efficient way and in accordance with all relevant regulations. The approach goes beyond maintenance and operations, with digital innovations and advanced data being combined to help match activities to operations. Performance targets are agreed based on measured data, and then guaranteed to be reached and maintained.

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