Condition-Based Maintenance Agreements

Wärtsilä signs several technical management agreements in Greece

Posted on July 31, 2014

Wärtsilä has signed technical management agreements with four Greek liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship owners: Maran Gas Maritime Inc.; Dynagas Ltd.; TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd.; and Thenamaris LNG Inc.

The agreements cover condition-based maintenance for a total of 80 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines for a five-year period. Wärtsilä said its condition-based maintenance specialists evaluate data collected from engine parameters, enabling early detection of performance issues, reduced downtime, optimized engine performance, predictable cash flow and optimization of major overhauls.

The agreements with TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. and Thenamaris LNG Inc. also include online remote support: Wärtsilä's technical experts can support the LNG carrier's crew in real-time via an online PC connection.

Wärtsilä said its 50DF dual-fuel engine is capable of running on natural gas, light fuel oil (LFO), or heavy fuel oil (HFO), and can switch between fuels while operating, providing the same output regardless of the fuel. 

Maran Gas Maritime Inc. is the gas shipping unit of the Greek Angelicoussis Shipping Group, and its fleet comprises bulk carriers, oil tankers and LNG carriers. The agreement with Wärtsilä covers technical management for 24 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines in six LNG vessels.

Dynagas Ltd. is an LNG maritime transportation company that offers in-house ship management services. The agreement with Wärtsilä covers technical management for 28 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines in seven LNG vessels.

TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. manages the LNG fleet of Cardiff Marine Inc. The agreement with Wärtsilä covers technical management for s16 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines in four LNG vessels.

Thenamaris LNG Inc. currently manages two 160 000 m3 LNG carriers and one more LNG carrier project under construction. The company is part of the global ship manager Thenamaris Inc. The agreement with Wärtsilä covers technical management for 12 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines in three LNG vessels.