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Monday, November 8, 2021 

Wärtsilä’s Optimised Maintenance Agreement has been selected by Greek shipowner and operator Gaslog to cover 10 of the company’s very large LNG Carrier vessels, in order to ensure certainty of operations with budgeted maintenance costs.

The tailored agreement covers the vessels’ twin two-stroke dual-fuel main engines, enabling them to benefit from the latest condition monitoring and asset diagnostic services. These include Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight solution and remote operational support capabilities. The Expert Insight digital predictive maintenance offering utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to provide accurate and proactive advice and recommendations. Together with Wärtsilä’s experience and in-house know-how, the system is able to promptly recognise performance deviations, should they occur, thus allowing timely corrective and mitigating actions to be taken, thereby increasing uptime. Furthermore by ensuring efficient operations, emission levels can be lowered.

Expert Insight is estimated to reduce unplanned maintenance by as much as 50%, and to deliver up to 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, with a corresponding reduction in emissions. The service is delivered via Wärtsilä’s globally positioned Expertise Centres.

Kostas Karathanos, GM, Innovation & Technology. Gaslog, said: “To achieve optimal operational efficiency, we need to take advantage of the latest and most advanced technology. Wärtsilä’s Optimised Maintenance Agreement provides this. We have worked closely with the Wärtsilä team to create a customised agreement that addresses our main concerns and needs while providing an efficient means for us to manage both costs and risks.”

“This agreement represents the smart way for ensuring the efficient maintenance of complex modern marine engines and related systems. By ensuring optimal engine efficiency, which in turn minimises emissions, it is also a valuable contributor to global efforts to decarbonise shipping,” said Rajeev Janardhan, Sales Manager, two-stroke engine Lifecycle solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

The Optimised Maintenance Agreement is an element of Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions offering, which is aimed at strengthening the business performance and competitiveness of customers. The range of services that enable reliable and efficient vessel operations include 24/7 remote technical support, contract management, maintenance planning, and annual engine health audits. The planning and supply of spare parts required for engine overhauls is also included.

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