Finnish technology group Wartsila has signed a ten-year Guaranteed Asset Performance (GAP) agreement with French ferry operator Corsica Linea.

The deal is intended to guarantee that the electrical systems onboard Corsica Linea’s new LNG-fuelled ‘A Galeotta’ RoPax ferry operate effectively.

GAP is an innovative solution offered by Wartsila that ensures operational reliability by setting performance targets based on measured data.

Wartsila guarantees that these targets, which can include availability, reliability and fuel consumption, will be achieved through automated performance measurements, optimized maintenance practices and remote advisory services.

The 206-meter-long ship features two Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel main engines and two Wartsila 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines.

According to Wartsila’s announced order book, this GAP deal was signed in Q4 2022.

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Henrik Wilhelms, director of agreement sales at Wartsila, highlights the impact this deal will have on performance guarantees and Wartsila’s lifecycle support approach: “With this agreement, we can support our customer with the most advanced partnership solution, including performance guarantees.

“It delivers cost predictability over the ten-year span and will maximise the ship’s uptime, optimise performance and carbon footprint. This is all part of Wartsila’s lifecycle support approach, serving the customer with an optimal total cost of ownership.”

Scheduled maintenance of the main and auxiliary engines, the LNGPac fuel gas handling system and the gas valve units are all included in the agreement’s framework.

Data-driven dynamic maintenance planning will guide the execution of service allowing overhaul intervals to be maximised without endangering the equipment’s reliability.

From Wartsila’s geographically dispersed Expertise Centres, remote operational assistance is offered continuously allowing any issues to be quickly addressed without the need for onboard service visits.

“Wartsila’s vast experience in LNG systems and solutions is unmatched in the industry and their engines and related equipment were selected for this vessel. It is entirely natural therefore that we look to them to undertake the maintenance responsibilities, for which they are uniquely qualified,” said Lionel Adenet, technical director at Corsica Linea.

This agreement continues a partnership between Corsica Linea and Wartsila that dates back more than 30 years.

During this time, several ships in Corsica Linea’s fleet have been fitted with Wartsila solutions, including the 2017 agreement of Eniram’s solutions.