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MINERVA GAS OPTS FOR WÄRTSILÄ  PLANNED MAINTENANCE

MINERVA GAS OPTS FOR WÄRTSILÄ PLANNED MAINTENANCE

Thursday, April 1, 2021 

Wärtsilä has signed long-term Optimised Maintenance agreements, covering five LNG Carrier vessels owned and operated by Greece-based Minerva Gas, with an advanced support package designed to ensure operational certainty with budgeted maintenance costs.

Included in the scope of the agreements is Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight, which leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to monitor equipment and systems in real-time, spot anomalies, foresee potential problems, and enable rapid reaction accordingly. Should anomalous behaviour be detected, it is flagged to specialists at Wärtsilä Expertise Centres, allowing them to support the customer proactively with an appropriate resolution to the issue. The combination of AI, advanced diagnostics, and the company’s equipment expertise is said to enhance the reliability, efficiency, and safety of the installed equipment.

Minerva Gas COO Sokratis Dimakopoulos said: “To achieve optimal operational efficiency and reliability, we intend to take advantage of the latest and most advanced technology available. These tailored agreements with Wärtsilä allow us to benefit from condition monitoring of the engines, maintenance planning, remote operational support, and of course Expert Insight, all supported by their global service network. Minerva Gas is committed to delivering reliable and flawless operations and these agreements with Wärtsilä assist us in meeting our objectives by using advanced tools and solutions in better managing our costs and risks.”

“Our Optimised Maintenance Agreements are an important element within Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions offering, and a smart way to ensure optimal performance from modern marine engines. The implementation of Expert Insight is especially relevant since it can deliver an estimated fifty percent reduction in unplanned maintenance activities, and a two to five percent improvement in fuel efficiency, with a corresponding reduction in emissions,” said Rajeev Janardhan, Sales Manager two-stroke engine Lifecycle solutions, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

The vessels covered by the agreements are the Minerva Kalymnos, Minerva Chios and Minerva Amorgos, which are powered by low pressure, WinGD X-DF two-stroke, dual-fuel main engines, and the Minerva Psara and Minerva Limnos, which operate with Wärtsilä 34DF four-stroke dual-fuel auxiliary engines.

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