Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Golar Management Oslo for the delivery of services to Golar LNG, which is one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of LNG tankers.
Service agreement includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning, advisory services
as well as guaranteed access to personnel and spare parts, Wärtsilä said in a statement.
Golar's thirteen LNG carriers and Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU's are all equipped with Wärtsilä engines— 52 engines, in all. This prompted Golar LNG to turn to Wärtsilä for Asset Performance Optimization concepts and solutions.
"One of Golar LNG's strategic assets is our operational excellence. We want to maintain the highest standards for safety and reliability. This closer cooperation with Wartsila helps us to avoid unnecessary downtime and to keep our fleet in top condition at all times," Per Rolid, Fleet Manager in Golar LNG says.
In addition to planning and consultation services, the agreement includes a condition-based maintenance (CBM) system that supports in optimizing the performance of the installed equipment. The system allows Wärtsilä specialists to monitor and analyse various parameters, enabling the company to plan and perform engine maintenance activities.
"This comprehensive agreement is very important to Wärtsilä, as we expand our partnership with Golar LNG to include new services. With this service agreement, we can continuously optimize the performance of the Wärtsilä engines already in use in the Golar LNG fleet," added Johan Hansten, Area Sales Director Europe & Africa