Wartsila has signed an agreement with GasLog LNG Services Limited to ensure the operation of GasLog’s seven LNG carriers, which have a cargo capacity of 155,000 cbm.
Under the terms of the agreement, Wartsila will provide information regarding the condition of the vessels by analysing the data collected, enabling GasLog to optimise maintenance and asset performance.
The information received through satellites will be used by GasLog to increase intervals between maintenance periods and streamline logistics for spare part deliveries.
The company will also make use of the information to ensure that main generating engines of the GasLog vessels are operating appropriately.
Wartsila will provide proactive condition based maintenance, maintenance management services, performance monitoring and remote online support to improve the operation of GasLog’s vessels.
In addition, the agreement will ensure workshop services for all 28 Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines.
GasLog fleet manager Miltos Zisis said: “We have been extremely pleased with Wartsila’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 Wartsila’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.”
The deal is expected to reduce the operating costs while minimising fuel consumption and ensuring minimal emissions.
Signed early this year, the duration of the agreement is from three to five years.
Image: GasLog’s Santiago vessel in operation. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.