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WÄRTSILÄ AND NAKILAT SIGN LNG SUPPORT AGREEMENT

WÄRTSILÄ AND NAKILAT SIGN LNG SUPPORT AGREEMENT

Thursday, June 17, 2021 

Wärtsilä has signed a number of five-year Support Agreements for LNG carriers owned by Qatar-based Nakilat, whose LNG reliquefaction systems onboard QFlex vessels were supplied by Wärtsilä Gas Systems.

Under the contract terms, Wärtsilä will provide 24/7 technical remote support for the vessels’ onboard Gas Process Plants. The customer has direct access to Wärtsilä’s dedicated team of LNG technical experts for specialist technical advice and remote troubleshooting, thereby reducing potential equipment downtime, and when possible, avoid time consuming and costly onboard visits by service engineers. Furthermore, following each cargo loading, selected operational data from the running reliquefaction systems is analysed by Wärtsilä’s LNG technical experts to ensure the operability and readiness of the system. This also creates a traceable operational data history.

“As the global leader in energy transportation, the efficiency and reliability of our reliquefaction systems is a key element to efficient cargo-handling operations and vessels serviceability to the customer. Such support agreements are intended to give the assurance that the reliquefaction systems are operated safely and optimally within plant design parameters, thereby ensuring the integrity of our global operations,” said Nakilat COO Samir Bailouni.  

 “Lifecycle support to our customers’ installations is a central pillar in the strategy of Wärtsilä Gas Solutions. Agreements such as these are the best way for ensuring that the products, systems and solutions that we deliver are properly maintained, and that their reliability and performance are at the optimal level,” said Rene Christian Olsen, Director Services, Gas Solutions. 

Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Nakilat and has supplied multiple products for their fleet.

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