GasLog in engine optimisation deal

Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services has signed a remote maintenance and optimisation agreement with Wärtsilä, covering 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.

Wärtsilä’s digital services will manage remote troubleshooting and tuning of engines as well as software updates. Additionally, the continuously collected performance data will be analysed and used to create regular reports for GasLog.

“By analysing the operating conditions of the ship engines and streamlining maintenance accordingly, the operative efficiency of GasLog’s vessels is optimised at all times,” said Yiannis Christopoulos, director service unit Greece-Cyprus and managing director of Wärtsilä Greece.

“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. Overall, I’m very pleased to see how we are extending the close cooperation between our companies through another long-term partnership agreement.”

The new agreement expands an existing relationship between Wärtsilä and Gaslog. The two companies have an existing maintenance agreement in force, signed in 2014, which covers seven other LNG carriers. The new deal covers eight different LNG carriers, four new vessels and a renewal of services for another four.