The company has signed Technical Management Agreements with Maran Gas Maritime Inc, Dynagas Ltd, TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd and Thenamaris LNG Inc. All contracts cover a total of 80 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines for a five year period, and include a Condition Based Maintenance system that brings flexibility to operations as maintenance intervals are optimized. It also enables feeding engine parameters into Wärtsilä’s database, and the parameters are then evaluated by specialists at the Condition Based Monitoring center.
“With these long-term agreements, we aim to improve our customers’ business during the entire lifecycle of their installations. By utilizing the latest technologies in our Condition Based Maintenance system, our target is to repair or replace engine components when needed, thus reducing costs and minimizing downtime caused by unnecessary overhaul,” said Veikko Lepistö, General Manager, Marine Agreements, Wärtsilä Services.
The agreements with TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd and Thenamaris LNG Inc. also include Online Remote Support, which means that Wärtsilä’s technical experts can support the LNG carrier’s crew in real time via an online PC connection without the need for engineers to travel to the vessels.
Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engine allows for fuel flexibility since it is capable of running on either natural gas, light fuel oil (LFO), or heavy fuel oil (HFO), and can smoothly switch between fuels whilst operating. It is designed to provide the same output regardless of the fuel.