Wärtsilä, Van Oord Enter Into Service, Supply Partnership

Three-year framework service agreement worth €30 to €40 million

Posted on February 13, 2014

Wärtsilä and Van Oord, the Netherlands-based contractor for dredging and offshore projects, have entered into an exclusive partnership for all field service and parts supply.

The agreement covers preventive and corrective engine maintenance on Van Oord’s fleet of dredging and other vessels, and has a total value of €30 to €40 million over three years, the company said.

It will enable both parties to plan the required service work well in advance, ensuring minimal vessel downtime and the effective use of human resources. Van Oord said it will also benefit from the latest Wärtsilä technological developments on the ships’ engines, including upgrades that offer reduced consumption of fuel and lubrication oil.

Wärtsilä said it will allocate a permanent team to support the Van Oord vessels included in the agreement.