Wärtsilä company has entered a deal with Monaco-based international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, GasLog LNG Services for maintenance of eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines.
The agreement consists of Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP), technical support, secured availability of spare parts and specialised technical personnel around the clock as well as constant performance monitoring.
According to Wärtsilä, the deal will ensure the certainty and predictability of fleet operations by engaging Wärtsilä in the maintenance and optimisation of the vessels’ engines. The digital services enable remote troubleshooting and tuning of engines as well as software updates. Additionally, continuous collection of performance data allows for detailed analysis which is reported to GasLog on a regular basis.
Director Service Unit Greece-Cyprus & Managing Director of Wärtsilä Greece, Yiannis Christopoulos said “By analyzing the operating conditions of the ship engines and streamlining maintenance accordingly, the operative efficiency of GasLog’s vessels is optimized at all times. Instead of concentrating on the theoretical lifetime of engine components, we monitor their actual condition,”
“By applying real-time installation data we can strive for optimum lifecycle utilisation of the entire installation,” Christopoulos added.
The agreement, effective from October 1, 2017, covers eight LNG carriers – four new LNG carriers and a renewal of services for an additional four LNG carriers. The new deal expands the cooperation between Wärtsilä and GasLog as the two companies have an existing maintenance agreement in force, signed in 2014, which covers seven more vessels.
“Wärtsilä is a critical contributor to our effort to secure long-term reliability and efficiency of our vessels’ operations and to control and maintain respective costs in order to be competitive in the LNG market. We believe that both aspects are addressed in this agreement and we hope to continue improving our co-operation further,” Theofanis Sallis, General Manager Operations from GasLog LNG Services commented.
GasLog’s fleet consists of 27 LNG carriers, 22 in operation and 5 on order, expected to be delivered with the next two years.