Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management agreement with Golar Management Oslo for delivery of services to Golar LNG.
The service agreement includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning, advisory services, and guaranteed availability of personnel and spare parts.
Golar LNG operates a fleet of 13 vessels, dedicated to LNG transportation and midstream floating solutions. The company developed the world's first FSRUs based on the conversion of existing LNG carriers. Golar's LNG carriers and FSRUs are all equipped with Wärtsilä engines.
In addition to planning and consultation services, the agreement includes a condition-based maintenance (CBM) system that supports in optimising the performance of the installed equipment. The system allows Wärtsilä specialists to monitor and analyse various parameters, enabling the company to plan and perform engine maintenance activities.
"One of Golar LNG's strategic assets is our operational excellence. We want to maintain the highest standards for safety and reliability. This closer cooperation with Wärtsilä helps us to avoid unnecessary downtime and to keep our fleet in top condition at all times," commented Per Rolid, Fleet Manager at Golar LNG.
"This comprehensive agreement is very important to Wärtsilä, as we expand our partnership with Golar LNG to include new services. With this service agreement, we can continuously optimise the performance of the Wärtsilä engines already in use in the Golar LNG fleet," added Johan Hansten, Area Sales Director Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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