Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has signed an extensive Maintenance Agreement with the GasLog LNG Services Limited to ensure the reliability of operation of GasLog’s seven LNG carriers, each having a cargo capacity of 155,000 cbm. The agreement was signed in the first quarter of 2015 and its duration is from 3 to 5 years.
The demand for predictive analytics and advisory services is increasing. By analysing the data collected from GasLog’s vessels, Wärtsilä is able to provide valuable information regarding the condition of the equipment, which enables GasLog to optimise maintenance and asset performance.
Utilisation of the data collected via satellite allows GasLog to maximise intervals between maintenance periods, streamline logistics for spare part deliveries and ensure that main generating engines are operating optimally thereby lowering operating costs and minimising fuel consumption. This will assist GasLog in ensuring minimal emissions and as such, lowering the environmental impact.
The broad range of services offered to GasLog under this agreement includes proactive condition based maintenance, maintenance management services, performance monitoring and remote online support that enhances the safe and reliable operation of GasLog’s vessels. Workshop services for all 28 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines are covered by the agreement as well.
“We have been extremely pleased with Wärtsilä’s co-operation and are happy to expand the agreement to cover these LNG vessels. We are certain that both GasLog and our customers can benefit from optimised availability, increased lifecycle efficiency and in turn, reduced operating costs. We believe that Wärtsilä’s technology, global presence and local support will help us to achieve these efficiencies and will ensure that we can continue to meet our aim of first class customer-service in the chartering of GasLog Vessels,” says Miltos Zisis, Fleet Manager from GasLog.
“We are proud to deepen our co-operation with GasLog even further. By working closely together we can fully utilise the benefits that increased online services will bring to the optimisation of marine maintenance services. For example, with remote online support, the crew can keep the operational performance of the engines at optimal levels, thus increasing the efficiency of these vessels, no matter where in the world they are operating,“ says Yiannis Christopoulos, Service Unit Director, Greece and Cyprus, from Wärtsilä.
Photo: GasLog’s Santiago vessel in operation.