Wärtsilä has extended a long-term maintenance agreement to optimise the engine performance of Finland-based shipping company Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö’s entire fleet of five vessels.  

The five-year agreement includes Eckerö’s five vessels, one of which has been equipped with a Wärtsilä condition-based monitoring system.

The monitoring system provides data to enable dynamic maintenance planning.

"Wärtsilä was able to offer a customised service package that met all our maintenance needs."

In order to optimise Eckerö’s fleet operations, Wärtsilä has customised its service and maintenance solutions.

Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö technical manager Daniel Olsén said: “We have very positive experiences of working with Wärtsilä and wanted to extend our cooperation further.

“Wärtsilä was able to offer a customised service package that met all our maintenance needs. Furthermore, these services increase cost predictability and reduce risks.”

Eckerö includes four marine companies; Birka Cruises, Eckerö Shipping, Eckerö Line, and Eckerö Linjen.

The company currently owns and operates a cruiser, ferries and cargo vessels on the Baltic Sea and North Sea.

Wärtsilä Baltic and Black Sea service unit sales general manager Peter Guldbrand said: “With these services, we are able to gain useful data and can help Eckerö maintain and safeguard engine availability.

“Customised solutions or service packages, such as this one, are Wärtsilä’s way of ensuring that our customers get exactly what they need in order to operate efficiently and reliably.”

Apart from offering service and maintenance work, Wärtsilä provides spare parts, shaft seals, services for catalytic converters, dynamic maintenance planning (DMP) and condition based maintenance (CBM).

Last year, the company introduced Wärtsilä Genius services, which use real-time data and data analytics to improve the efficiency and predictability of vessel operations.

Image: Ferry MS Finlandia in operation. Photo: courtesy of Eckerö.