Wärtsilä Maran maintenance agreement

12 Jun 2017
Wärtsilä will provide maintenance to Maran Gas Maritime's 21 TFDE LNG carriers

Wärtsilä will provide maintenance to Maran Gas Maritime's 21 TFDE LNG carriers

Wärtsilä and Maran Gas Maritime (MGM) have extended their current LNG carrier cooperation with a five-year maintenance agreement.

The agreement covers the maintenance of MGM's 21 TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) LNG carriers that are equipped with Wärtsilä 50DF engines.

"The technically advanced LNG installations require professional maintenance to ensure operational reliability. Wärtsilä will provide this professional maintenance to the MGM fleet through this agreement. It will also further strengthen our long partnership with the whole Angelicoussis Shipping Group," said Yiannis Christopoulos, managing director, Wärtsilä Greece. 

Included in the agreement is Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) services and remote operational support.

Remote product support in technical and operational issues and remote monitoring of equipment performance will allow MGM to further enhance the reliability of the Wärtsilä 50DF tri-fuel engines installed on its vessels.

This new agreement also includes supply of spare parts for maintenance along with technical expertise and workshop services to execute overhauls.

The Wärtsilä 50DF tri-fuel engines installed on the MGM vessels can be operated with heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine diesel oil (MDO) or natural gas.

Maran Gas Maritime Inc is the LNG shipping unit of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group and a major player in the worldwide LNG transportation. The group company operates a fleet of approximately 130 merchant vessels globally with 33 of these being LNG vessels - 21 of which are TFDE.

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