Japanese LNG carriers opt for Wartsila service packages

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 22 May 2019

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Owners of four Japanese owned LNG carriers have signed long-term service agreements with technology group Wärtsilä. Two of the vessels are owned by a joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and JERA the Tokyo based energy company, while the other two are owned by a joint-venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA. Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) proposition with performance guarantees is recognised as adding considerable value to the customers’ operations.

The solutions 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 centres, and dynamic maintenance planning. All four vessels are powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.

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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 Lifecycle Solutions optimise the efficiency and performance of customer marine assets. Wärtsilä predicts the maintenance needs, while ensuring that the assets operate in the most energy-efficient way and in accordance with all relevant regulations. The holistic 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.

“Lifecycle support is central to Wärtsilä’s customer-focused philosophy. 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,” said Jörgen Naaijer, General Manager, Marine Agreement Sales, Wärtsilä Marine.

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