Japanese LNG carriers opt for Wärtsilä maintenance service

Japanese LNG carriers opt for Wärtsilä maintenance service
Image courtesy of JERA/NYK

A joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and JERA and a separate venture between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA have signed long-term service agreements with Wärtsilä. The agreements cover a total of four Japanese owned LNG Carriers.

Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) service will be used to identify issues and maintain the vessels for maximum operational efficiency. Wärtsilä will provide 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 covered under the agreement are powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.

Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions optimise the efficiency and performance of 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 combines digital innovations and advanced data 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 customised 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.

The orders were booked by Wärtsilä in March 2019.