Both LNG vessels will operate with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed Optimised Maintenance Agreements (OMAs) covering two LNG carrier vessels technically managed and operated by the Japanese shipping group MMS Co., Ltd. The agreements, signed in February 2022, are designed to deliver maximized engine uptime and long-term cost predictability, optimizing maintenance for the highest efficiency and lowest carbon footprint.
Central to the OMAs value is Wärtsilä’s latest digital predictive maintenance solution, Expert Insight. Using artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics, the service enables onboard equipment and systems to be monitored in real-time. Anomalies are flagged to specialists at Wärtsilä Expertise Centres, allowing them to support customers proactively with an appropriate resolution.
When we introduced Expert Insight we said that it would take predictive maintenance to the next level, and this has proven to be the case. It is a hugely beneficial service that forms the basis for better asset management decisions and increased operational efficiency. This lowers both operational cost as well as emissions,” said Henrik Wilhelms, Director, Agreement Sales at Wärtsilä.
The two vessels operate with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. In addition to Expert Insight’s asset diagnostics and anomaly detection capabilities, under the terms of the agreements, Wärtsilä will also provide all spare parts, dynamic maintenance planning, remote operational support, field services, and workshop services.
Optimized Maintenance Agreements are an integral element within Wärtsilä’s lifecycle support approach. As the global market for LNG has grown rapidly, customers in the segment have increasingly seen the value of remote support and long-term cooperation on maintenance. Wärtsilä has OMAs covering more than 260 LNG carriers.
Wärtsilä Marine Power in brief
Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonized and sustainable future. Our broad portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems delivers the efficiency, reliability, safety, and environmental performance needed to support our customers. Our offering includes performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivaled global network of maritime expertise.
Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasize innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shapes the decarbonization transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totaled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.