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Wärtsilä says this will increase financial predictability of Wagenborg's operations and ensure maximised lifetime, performance and reduced operational costs for Wagenborg's vessels in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.
"One important result of this contract is that it facilitates more efficient maintenance. Our goal is to improve technical engine performance and optimise maintenance planning. The contract also allows us to keep our operational costs more controllable; it was very important for us to have unscheduled maintenance included in the scope of the contract," says Theo Klimp, fleet director at Wagenborg Shipping.
Under the agreements made, Wagenborg Shipping will use Wärtsilä's Remote Condition Monitoring System. This system enables optimal alignment between maintenance work and the current state of the engines and helps to extend the time between overhauls, which increases vessel availability. Condition monitoring also contributes to increased engine reliability and optimal engine tuning, which saves fuel and reduces emissions, say the two companies.
The maintenance concept covers not only the maintenance of the Wärtsilä 46F engines, but also the controllable pitch propellers, bow thrusters and shaft seals.
"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," says Henk de Jong, director of the Benelux Service Unit for Wärtsilä.
|Adriaticborg is one of the Wagenborg's 15 vessels under Wärtsilä maintenance