Wärtsilä Increases Operational Safety and Predictability for Two LNG Carriers
Wärtsilä has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe, an affiliate of the Japanese MOL Group. The agreement, which covers two LNG carriers, increases the predictability of the vessels’ operations, enhances safety and reduces operational costs. The comprehensive service agreement includes all scheduled engine maintenance activities, workshop services and online remote support.
With Wärtsilä’s Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) solution, maintenance activities for the two vessels’ engines can be planned based on actual engine condition rather than following a strict calendar-based schedule. The CBM solution controls and extends the engine maintenance intervals, reducing operational costs and downtime. Wärtsilä’s CBM monitoring system continuously collects data about the engines’ operating parameters and transmits the information in real time to a Wärtsilä service center for technical expert analysis.
The vessels covered by the agreement, LNG carriers Spirit of Hela and Gigira Laitebo, are equipped with four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines each.
“We value Wärtsilä’s expertise and knowledge about these engines,” says Martin Gallacher, Deputy General Manager, MOL LNG Transport. “We also place great importance on maximizing our vessels’ availability, which will be achieved through this agreement.”