Wärtsilä optimises Albacora's fishing fleet

13 Dec 2016
Wärtsilä optimises the performance of ten of Albacora S.A.'s vessels

Wärtsilä optimises the performance of ten of Albacora S.A.'s vessels

Wärtsilä will optimise the performance of ten of the Spanish company Albacora S.A.'s fishing vessels following the signing of a five-year has signed a long-term Technical Management Agreement.

The deal will provide technical assistance and maintenance planning for fishing vessels operating around the world.

Frank Bermeosolo, technical director at Albacora, said: "Albacora S.A. is looking for partners that understand our business and can offer a fast answer to technical troubles - especially unexpected ones. Fast response is essential in our business as is professional service providing reliable solutions, and we hope that the signed agreement will answer this important and basic need.”

He added: “On the other hand, we place great importance in Wärtsilä knowing our vessels and their history thoroughly in order to determine future maintenance needs. Maximising the reliability and availability of our fleet is the best way to ensure profitability, and this is where we expect Wärtsilä's service expertise to bring added value.”

The new agreement includes monitoring of the equipment as well as yearly audits, which together provide ship condition data that serves as the basis for enhanced maintenance planning, leading to maximised availability.

Wärtsilä's Contract Management supports scheduled and unscheduled maintenance planning, and field service experts are available globally should any problems occur.

Till Siegmann, director of service unit Ibérica, Wärtsilä, concluded: “"Wärtsilä's global service network ensures the availability and reliability of Albacora's fleet around the world, even in risky areas in which cases of piracy are still reported. Our priority is to support Albacora's business by providing cost-efficient, high-quality maintenance and advisory services that allow the company to operate safely and effectively.”

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