Wärtsilä has a signed a six-year agreement with Netherlands-based Wagenborg Shipping to maintain its fifteen dry cargo carriers.
The company will offer all maintenance planning and services for the installed engines and propulsion systems.
In addition to maintenance of the Wärtsilä 46F engines, the controllable pitch propellers, bow thrusters and shaft seals will also be taken care of under the plan.
Wagenborg Shipping fleet director Theo Klimp said: "One important result of this contract is that it facilitates more efficient maintenance.
"Our goal is to improve technical engine performance and optimise maintenance planning.
"The contract also allows us to keep our operational costs more controllable; it was very important for us to have unscheduled maintenance included in the scope of the contract."
This contract is expected to increase the financial predictability of Wagenborg’s operations and ensure better lifetime, performance and minimum operational costs for its vessels in a safe, reliable and environmentally sustainable way, Wärtsilä stated.
Wärtsilä Benelux service unit director Henk de Jong said: "With an advanced maintenance agreement like this one, we are combining high-quality maintenance with lower costs for Wagenborg."
The agreement also allows Wagenborg to use Wärtsilä’s remote condition monitoring system that provides alignment between maintenance work and the current state of the engines.
It offers better engine reliability and optimal engine tuning, which results in the low fuel consumption and emissions.
Image: Multi-purpose dry cargo carrier Adriaticborg is one of the Wagenborg’s 15 vessels under Wärtsilä maintenance. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.