Finland-based marine technology firm Wärtsilä has signed long-term service agreements for four LNG carriers owned by Japanese companies.

Wärtsilä said that its Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) scheme with performance guarantees adds value to the customers’ operations.

Under the terms of the contracts, the company will offer a range of services, which include scheduled maintenance parts for the equipment covered, workshop services, and field servicing for piston-related maintenance.

The scope of the contract also includes maintenance of turbocharger, condition-based maintenance (CBM) reporting, remote operational support (ROS), and dynamic maintenance planning.

All four LNG carriers are powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.

Two of them are owned by a joint venture (JV) between Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Tokyo-based energy firm JERA.

The remaining two vessels are owned by a JV between Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and JERA.

Wärtsilä Marine Agreement sales general manager Jörgen Naaijer said: “Lifecycle support is central to Wärtsilä’s customer-focused philosophy. These agreements have been customised to address our customers’ long-term needs and business objectives.

“They bring measurable and guaranteed lifecycle cost benefits to the owners in terms of reliability, operational efficiency, and accurate maintenance planning based on the true condition of the equipment, which minimises the risk of unexpected downtime.”

“These agreements have been customised to address our customers’ long-term needs and business objectives.”

According to Wärtsilä, its lifecycle solutions optimise the efficiency and performance of customer marine assets while ensuring the assets operate in accordance with all relevant regulations.

Wärtsilä recently secured a contract to supply 40 generating sets to power 12 of China’s new LNG-fuelled platform supply vessels.

Earlier this month, the company acquired Ships Electronic Services (SES) as part of its strategy to strengthen its service support in the UK.