Gaslog secures maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Gaslog secures maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
Ten Gaslog LNG carrier vessels will benefit from being covered by a tailored Wärtsilä optimised maintenance agreement. Image source: Gaslog

Greek shipowner and operator Gaslog has selected Wärtsilä’s optimised maintenance agreement to cover ten of the company’s very large LNG carrier vessels.

The agreement is designed to ensure certainty of operations with budgeted maintenance costs.

The tailored agreement covers the vessels’ twin two-stroke dual-fuel main engines, enabling them to benefit from the latest condition monitoring and asset diagnostic services. These include Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight solution and remote operational support capabilities. The Expert Insight digital predictive maintenance innovation utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to provide accurate and pro-active advice and recommendations. The system is able to promptly recognise performance deviations, should they occur, thus allowing timely corrective and mitigating actions to be taken, thereby increasing uptime. Furthermore, by ensuring efficient operations, emission levels are lowered.

Expert Insight is estimated to reduce unplanned maintenance by as much as 50 per cent, and to deliver an up to five per cent improvement in fuel efficiency, with a corresponding reduction in emissions. The service is delivered via Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centres strategically located around the world.

The agreement was signed in June 2021.

“To achieve optimal operational efficiency, we need to take advantage of the latest and most advanced technology. Wärtsilä’s Optimised Maintenance Agreement provides this. We have worked closely with the Wärtsilä team to create a customised agreement that addresses our main concerns and needs while providing an efficient means for us to manage both costs and risks,” said Kostas Karathanos, general manager, innovation & technology at Gaslog.

“This agreement represents the smart way for ensuring the efficient maintenance of complex modern marine engines and related systems. By ensuring optimal engine efficiency, which in turn minimises emissions, it is also a valuable contributor to global efforts to decarbonise shipping,” stated Rajeev Janardhan, sales manager, 2-stroke engine lifecycle solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Power.