Wärtsilä Delivers Efficiency Solution for LNG Carriers


Wärtsilä, a provider of smart technological solutions, has announced that it will deliver an optimized maintenance solution to LNG shipowner Tokyo LNG Tanker Co.

According to a statement, the solution will help Tokyo LNG to fulfil maintenance needs for three LNG carriers, all powered by 50DF dual-fuel engines from Wärtsilä.

The agreement, which was signed in December 2018, covers scheduled maintenance aboard the vessels, as well as dynamic maintenance planning, inspections and spare parts.

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In addition to this, optimized, condition-based maintenance from Wärtsilä will enable predictive assessments of servicing needs based on component performance, rather than testing equipment at regular intervals to a higher cost.

The increased reliability of its equipment, as a result of Wärtsilä’s solution, is expected to improve the efficiency of Tokyo LNG’s operations, eliminating the need for emergency maintenance such as unexpected vessel repairs.



Hajime Adachi, General Manager of Engineering at Tokyo LNG, said: “Wärtsilä can provide maintenance on a wide scale that positions well with our needs.

“We need a reliable lifecycle partner who can respond to our needs and enable us to operate as smoothly as possible. This is why we have chosen Wärtsilä as our maintenance partner.”

John Sydney, Vice President for Middle East and Asia at Wärtsilä Marine, added: “Our agreement with Tokyo LNG Tanker is an important aid in ensuring their fleet availability and eliminating unexpected breakdowns.

“It will allow the customer to focus on their core business, and strengthen the reliability of their operations.”

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