Wärtsilä announces maintenance agreement with Wagenborg

16 Oct 2014
Multipurpose dry cargo carrier ‘Adriaticborg’ is one of Wagenborg's 15 vessels now under Wärtsilä maintenance

Multipurpose dry cargo carrier ‘Adriaticborg’ is one of Wagenborg's 15 vessels now under Wärtsilä maintenance

Wärtsilä says that it has recently signed a six-year maintenance agreement with Netherlands-based Wagenborg Shipping,

The agreement covers 15 of Wagenborg's dry cargo carriers, and under the contract Wärtsilä will provide maintenance planning and services for engines and propulsion systems. Wärtsilä says that the fixed price contract will increase Wagenborg's financial predictability, ensure maximised lifetime and performance and reduce operational costs in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

The concept covers not only the maintenance of the 46F engines, but also CP propellers, bow thrusters and shaft seals. Wärtsilä will handle all maintenance for a flat fee per operating hour, producing a predictable fixed cost pattern.

Wagenborg Shipping will use Wärtsilä's remote condition monitoring system to enable optimal alignment between maintenance work and the current state of the engines. This allows time between overhauls to be extended, increasing vessel availability. Wärtsilä adds that condition monitoring contributes to increased engine reliability and optimal engine tuning, which saves fuel and reduces emissions.

"Wärtsilä works hard to help clients secure their business activities in the long term, which is an essential consideration in the current economic climate in the shipping sector, and certainly in merchant shipping. With an advanced maintenance agreement like this one, we are combining high-quality maintenance with lower costs for Wagenborg," said Henk de Jong, director of the Benelux service unit for Wärtsilä.

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