WinGD wins engine diagnostic orders for LNG carriers
21 December 2022
Swiss marine power company WinGD announced it had received orders from two LNG carrier operators for its WinGD Integrated Digital Expert (WiDE) engine monitoring, diagnostics and remote support service.
Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered the service for seven vessels, including a recently delivered LNG carrier and six under construction. CoolCo, formed in 2021 with Eastern Pacific Shipping and Golar LNG as shareholders, will use the service on two existing vessels. The orders will deliver diagnostics to a total of 17 WinGD X-DF dual-fuel engines.
WiDE uses advanced data sensors, analysis and modeling to compare engines’ in-service operation with their ideal reference performance for real-time conditions, identifying anomalies before they raise alarms and alerting crew to potential issues. This enables crews to avoid or dramatically reduce the time taken for troubleshooting, while fleet managers can optimize maintenance programs based on detailed and up-to-date insight into component condition.
“WiDE empowers the vessel’s operation team with the tools needed to increase insight into engine performance, manage their maintenance plan and troubleshoot any challenges in order to reduce operating costs,” Rudolf Holtbecker, director, Operations, WinGD, said.
The service also enables support from dedicated WinGD operations experts and provides regular updates on engine performance and condition. Robust connectivity through a leading telecommunications provider powers the 24x7 emergency response service, offering vessel operators around-the-clock remote support when needed.
“WiDE is a powerful tool for operators who want to take operating expenses into their own hands,” said Holtbecker. “Backed by our on-call experts, they can have total confidence that they will be able to maximize engine availability and optimize performance.
“As new engine technologies start to enter the market this level of support will become an increasingly important safeguard for early adopters and pioneers,” he added.