Wärtsilä service for Golar LNG fleet

15 Apr 2015
The service agreement for Golar LNG includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning and advisory services

The service agreement for Golar LNG includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning and advisory services

Wärtsilä has signed a five year technical management agreement with Golar Management Oslo for delivery of services to Golar LNG – a leading global independent owner and operator of LNG carriers.

The service agreement includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning, advisory services, and guaranteed availability of personnel, as well as spare parts.

Johan Hansten, area sales director Europe & Africa, Wärtsilä, said: "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 optimise the performance of the Wärtsilä engines already in use in the Golar LNG fleet.”

In addition to planning and consultation services, the agreement includes a condition-based maintenance (CBM) system that supports in optimising the performance of the installed equipment.

The system allows Wärtsilä specialists to monitor and analyse various parameters, enabling the planning of maintenance activities needed in relation to the engines' lifecycle and condition. This enables predictive maintenance while maximising uptime and reducing operating costs.

In addition, the new service agreement will improve the availability, reliability and performance of the Wärtsilä engines installed in Golar LNG's fleet.

Golar LNG operates a fleet of 13 vessels, dedicated to both LNG transportation and midstream floating solutions. The company developed the world's first Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU's) based on the conversion of existing LNG carriers.

The operator's LNG carriers and FSRU's are all equipped with Wärtsilä engines, now totalling 52.

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