The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a 10-year service partnership agreement with the Swiss company Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD), a developer of two-stroke low-speed gas and diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping.
The new partnership agreement appoints Wärtsilä as an authorised global service provider for all WinGD products and provides WinGD and its customers continued access to Wärtsilä’s worldwide service network and services offering. It also enables Wärtsilä to provide integrated smart solutions and services to the merchant shipping industry.
Through Wärtsilä’s and WinGD’s service partnership agreement signed in December 2017, Wärtsilä continues to provide extensive customer support and services to the end users of WinGD’s products, to WinGD as well as to its licensed engine builders. Along with the agreement, Wärtsilä Services continues to have access to WinGD’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and technical specifications and is appointed as Authorized Global Service Provider for WinGD products. The agreement includes services conducted for two-stroke engines delivered under Wärtsilä, Sulzer and WinGD brands.
Wärtsilä Services supports WinGD customers with a global network of services, including availability and delivery of parts, global logistics services, remanufacturing, overhauling, repair workshops and field service engineers for two-stroke engine maintenance and the development of upgrade solutions. The availability of Wärtsilä’s engineers, located in key shipping hubs across the globe, supports the operations of installations and fast response times.
The agreement will also make Wärtsilä’s integrated lifecycle solutions available to all WinGD-powered vessels, including the development of new digital solutions for performance management, ship management, and energy efficiency optimisation.
“The service agreement between Wärtsilä and WinGD is an important element in ensuring a competent service support for WinGD customers and products worldwide,” said Dr Rudolf Holtbecker, Director, WinGD Operations.
Ole Pyndt Hansen, Director, Wärtsilä 2-Stroke Engine Services, said: “In addition to securing top-class services for WinGD and customers of WinGD, Wärtsilä and Sulzer-branded two-stroke engine products on a global level for many years to come, the agreement also supports the promotion of new digital solutions for performance management and ship management. Digital solutions that optimise the energy efficiency of two-stroke engines are of great interest to customers in merchant shipping.”
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