Wärtsilä has been awarded a five-year technical management contract by Ceres LNG Services Ltd, a Greek ship management company and a major marine service provider in LNG shipping, covering six LNG carriers.
The five-year contract covers engine Dynamic Maintenance Planning for a total of twenty-four Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines in six LNG carriers. Dynamic Maintenance Planning offers owners a significant reduction in operating costs by applying predictive maintenance principles and by optimising engine performance.
“Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning will enable our company and our customers to benefit from optimized availability, increased lifecycle efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs for our engines,” said Sallis Theofanis, Ceres LNG Technical Manager.
Dynamic Maintenance Planning is based on the Condition Monitoring (CM) system developed by Wärtsilä. The engines’ operational data and parameters are continuously fed into a database and then evaluated at Wärtsilä’s CBM (Condition Based Maintenance) centre. The maintenance needs are thus predicted based on the actual condition of the equipment, while the optimal operational parameters can also be determined.
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