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GE to provide maintenance services to TMS Cardiff Gas’ LNG fleet

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GE’s Marine Solutions has announced that it has signed a service agreement with TMS CARDIFF GAS Ltd to undertake the support and maintenance of four TMS LNG vessels – Corcovado, Kita, Palu and Yari – for the next 10 years.

Under the terms of the agreement, GE will provide maintenance services to the TMS fleet’s electric propulsion system, including providing parts to the propulsion motors, medium voltage drives, generators and switchboard. In addition to this, it will also upgrade the vessels’ propulsion automation systems to improve their remote and diagnostic capabilities.

Alexandros Politis-Kalenteris, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, TMS, said: “Our vision is to be one of the world’s leading LNG and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) operators with the highest standards of excellence in terms of performance, reliability and safety.

“The maintenance and upgrade services of such sophisticated equipment are technically challenging and require a professional and capable partner to ensure the vessels’ operability. Through our partnership with GE for the next decade, we are confident that our fleet will continue to be a premium choice of our customers for their cargo needs.”

Tim Schweikert, President and CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions, added: “We relentlessly work closely with customers to provide the right technology, digital solutions and long-term services to ensure their performances to meet today’s competitive standards. We are experts at managing projects with complexity. We thank TMS for their trust, and we will continue to provide TMS with operating advantages over the lifetime of their LNG vessels.”

The four vessels feature electric propulsion systems provided by GE. The service agreement will also include training for personnel operating the equipment. In addition to this, the TMS fleet will feature a Visor remote monitoring system. This is able to provide operators with vessel health status, and will help to identify possible issues that will impact the ability to provide the diagnostic service. This digital software is crucial to assisting GE’s field service engineering in quickly assessing the potential root cause of the failure, and recovery paths to carry out fast and effective service during unscheduled downtime.

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