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Thursday, December 3, 2020 

Wärtsilä has signed five-year Optimised Maintenance Agreements covering the main engines for two Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels operated by Latsco Marine Management (LMM).

The two vessels, the Hellas Dynasty and the Hellas Voyager, were built in 2020 at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard in South Korea. Optimised maintenance agreements are designed to ensure certainty of operations with budgeted maintenance costs.

“We very much appreciate Wärtsilä’s support and recognise their extensive service capabilities, which are unmatched in the marine industry. This agreement will ensure that our vessels can operate with maximum reliability, availability, and performance,” said Kostas Vlachos, COO Latsco Marine Management.

“By applying smart technology and performance optimisation services, Wärtsilä aims to deliver greater efficiencies, a minimised impact on the environment, and a higher level of safety to the shipping industry. This agreement will provide LMM with maintenance cost predictability while allowing them to focus on their core business,” said Rajeev Janardhan, Sales Manager, two-stroke engines Lifecycle Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wärtsilä will provide remote support and condition monitoring systems, including Expert Insight, a unique digital offering that has recently been extended from four-stroke engines to include two-stroke engines. Expert Insight enables support to be delivered proactively to customers by Wärtsilä Expertise Centres, thereby ensuring long-term accurate insight for predictive maintenance. The service can reduce unplanned maintenance by up to 50%, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions by 3% to 4%. Wärtsilä will provide a broad range of services for the vessels’ engines including 24/7 remote technical support and annual audits, as well as the planning and delivery of spare part required for the overhauls.

Wärtsilä currently has more than 700 vessels covered under maintenance agreements.

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