GASLOG SANTIAGO

Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement to optimise the performance of GasLog LNG Services‘ seven LNG carriers.

Each GasLog LNG carriers has a cargo capacity of 155,000m³.

Wärtsilä said it will be able to provide information regarding the condition of the equipment by evaluating the data collected from GasLog’s vessels.

The information will help GasLog to optimise maintenance and asset performance.

Wärtsilä Greece and Cyprus service unit director Yiannis Christopoulos said: "By working closely together we can fully utilise the benefits that increased online services will bring to the optimisation of marine maintenance services."

Using data collected through satellite, GasLog will be able to increase the frequency of maintenance and streamline logistics for spare part deliveries.

The company will also ensure that main generating engines are operating optimally, which will result in the reduction of operating costs and cutting fuel consumption.

"We are certain that both GasLog and our customers can benefit from optimised availability, increased lifecycle efficiency and reduced operating costs."

Under the agreement, Wärtsilä will offer services including proactive condition based maintenance, maintenance management services, performance monitoring in addition to remote online support.

The agreement will also cover workshop services for all 28 Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.

GasLog fleet manager Miltos Zisis said: "We have been extremely pleased with Wärtsilä’s cooperation and are happy to expand the agreement to cover these LNG vessels.

"We are certain that both GasLog and our customers can benefit from optimised availability, increased lifecycle efficiency and in turn, reduced operating costs."


Image: GasLog’s Santiago vessel in operation. Photo: courtesy of Wärtsilä.