<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with the Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) to evaluate Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service as part of a pilot programme. The agreement was signed in January 2021 and, the programme could lead to NYK adopting the solution throughout its entire...

Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for Minerva Gas LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for Minerva Gas LNG carriers

Greece-based Minerva Gas has signed optimised maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä for five of its LNG carrier vessels. The advanced support package is designed to ensure operational certainty with budgeted maintenance costs. The agreements were signed in March 2021. Included in the scope of the agreements is Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight, a service that leverages artificial intelligence...

Propulsion Analytics and DNV join forces on Condition Based Maintenance
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Propulsion Analytics and DNV join forces on Condition Based Maintenance

Propulsion Analytics, a Greek company providing vessel and engine performance evaluation applications, and DNV have received funding from Innovation Norway to develop a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) application for ships. The project will result in an innovative CBM service for ships, with validated methods and accredited tools that merge thermodynamic modelling with artificial intelligence to...

ABB to deliver vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard
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ABB to deliver vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard

ABB has been awarded a National Individual Standing Offer (NISO) to provide full-scope services for equipment installed on board Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime.  The NISO covers the full range of remote diagnostics and global technical support, cyber security, condition monitoring, spare parts, operational reviews, preventive maintenance and drydocking...

Jotun launches advanced hull optimisation programme
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Jotun launches advanced hull optimisation programme

Jotun has launched an advanced hull optimisation programme called HullKeeper to enable ship operators to improve hull efficiency, lower costs and improve environmental performance. Designed by Jotun’s team of hull performance experts, the four-part programme optimises hull performance, regardless of the chosen coating. Ship operators can take full control of their operations through hull monitoring,...

Candler signs five-year service and maintenance deal with Telemar
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Candler signs five-year service and maintenance deal with Telemar

Marlink subsidiary Telemar has signed a five-year service maintenance deal with Candler Schiffahrt to provide service and maintenance across its fleet of bulk and multi-purpose vessels. The contract will see Telemar provide global service co-ordination from its new Bremerhaven branch office, with a dedicated staff of five focussed on client service delivery. It also includes...

Van Oord signs maintenance and optimisation agreement with ABB Turbocharging
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Van Oord signs maintenance and optimisation agreement with ABB Turbocharging

Dutch dredging company Van Oord has signed a three-year agreement with ABB Turbocharging to provide fleetwide maintenance and optimisation services. The agreement comes as two Van Oord vessels receive the first turbocharger upgrades of their kind in the dredger sector, saving thousands of tons in fuel and carbon emissions over the next decade. The service...

NYK LNG Ship Management signs Optimised Maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä
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NYK LNG Ship Management signs Optimised Maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä

Japan based NYK LNG Ship Management has signed two long-term Optimised Maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä to support the company’s digital solutions onboard its LNG carriers. The 15-year agreements cover the Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and other equipment installed on two LNG carrier vessels. The contracts were signed in December 2020 and took effect from January...

ABS uses AI-powered tool to detect corrosion with 98 per cent accuracy
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ABS uses AI-powered tool to detect corrosion with 98 per cent accuracy

Results from the initial application of the unique ABS Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Corrosion Detection digital solution show it has identified corrosion with 98.9 per cent accuracy. An ABS client recently deployed the ABS AI Corrosion Detection tool to examine two vessels to develop an accurate assessment of their coating conditions and the presence of...

A new system of health care
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A new system of health care

Kongsberg Maritime’s Health Management application proved its worth as a condition reporting service when the RoPax ferry Copenhagen developed a bearing fault, writes Jan Chirkowski, vice president of analytics & fleet operations within Kongsberg Maritime. Scandlines’ decision to implement Kongsberg Maritime’s Health Management application proved to be a prudent one when it identified a bearing...

Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker
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Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts onboard the oil tanker Endeavor. Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this project, the consortium aimed to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to fabricate three types of parts that...

Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement
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Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Siem Offshore to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of two offshore well intervention vessels owned by the Norwegian shipping company. The agreement will ensure the latest digital technology is applied to provide real-time monitoring and support to optimise maintenance of the vessels. The agreement, which was...