Wärtsilä provides operational support for Korean boxships

Wärtsilä provides operational support for Korean container vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Lifecycle Agreement with Korea Maritime Transport Co. (KMTC) for two post-Panamax container vessels.

Both of these vessels are powered by Wärtsilä 12RT-flex96C-B two-stroke main engines, which went into service in January 2024.

Wärtsilä’s technical assistance, together with the security of supply for crucial components and other contractual advantages, reportedly maintains the vessels’ operational reliability and results in considerable maintenance cost savings.

Woo Y.O, General Manager, Repair & Supply Team, KMTC Ship Management Co. Ltd, said: “We have been very happy with the earlier Wärtsilä agreement and are pleased to renew it for these two ships. It allows us to save time and resources on maintenance issues as well as enable efficient engine management with reliability.”

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The agreement also includes the yearly Wärtsilä Health check, which assesses the state of the main engine by two-stroke technical specialists. It also ensures the availability of contracted vital components. This ensures that the engines function within design parameters while maximising operating intervals for essential components.

The scope also covers some component services and overhauls. Furthermore, Wärtsilä offers personalised agreement management and technical assistance from local professionals.

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Do Hyun Kim, Sales Manager/Owner Account, Wärtsilä Marine Business Sales for Korea, stated: “The signing of a new agreement with KMTC demonstrates the value that our agreements can offer to our customers, especially at a time where the industry is so heavily focused on the decarbonisation transition.

“We appreciate the strong relationship between our companies and look forward to continuing our operational support for their fleet.”

This month, Wärtsilä signed a collaboration agreement with architecture and marine engineering firm, Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG).

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