Wärtsilä has signed a 3 to 5 years Maintenance Agreement with GasLog LNG Services Ltd
The deal will ensure the reliabile operation of GasLog's seven LNG carriers.
Wärtsilä will analyse the data collected from GasLog's LNG carriers and provide information regarding the condition of the equipment, which enables GasLog to optimise maintenance and asset performance.
Utilisation of the data collected via satellite allows GasLog to maximise intervals between maintenance periods, streamline logistics for spare part deliveries and ensure that main generating engines are operating optimally. This will help lower operating costs and minimise fuel consumption.
Wärtsilä’s range of services includes proactive condition based maintenance, maintenance management services, performance monitoring and remote online support that enhances the safe and reliable operation of the LNG carriers. Workshop services for all 28 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines are also covered by the agreement.
Miltos Zisis, Fleet Manager from GasLog, said: "We have been extremely pleased with Wärtsilä's co-operation and are happy to expand the agreement to cover these LNG vessels. We are certain that both GasLog and our customers can benefit from optimised availability, increased lifecycle efficiency and in turn, reduced operating costs. We believe that Wärtsilä's technology, global presence and local support will help us to achieve these efficiencies and will ensure that we can continue to meet our aim of first class customer-service in the chartering of GasLog Vessels."
"We are proud to deepen our co-operation with GasLog even further. By working closely together we can fully utilise the benefits that increased online services will bring to the optimisation of marine maintenance services. For example, with remote online support, the crew can keep the operational performance of the engines at optimal levels, thus increasing the efficiency of these vessels, no matter where in the world they are operating," added Yiannis Christopoulos, Service Unit Director, Greece and Cyprus, from Wärtsilä.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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