Teekay Shipping has contracted Wärtsilä to provide technical and remote support for a fleet of LNG carriers
It has two agreements, each covering remote and technical support for four ships for five years.
Shipowners are investing more in technology and services to remotely support their fleets as the coronavirus pandemic has restricted travel and access to vessels, and are also investing in analytics to enhance the performance and improve the efficiency of their operations and onboard systems.
Under the contract terms, Wärtsilä will provide remote support and 24/7 technical support for gas processing plants on these LNG carriers.
Wärtsilä will analyse these systems using its operational performance improvement and monitoring tool, Operim. This provides data to support improvements in operational efficiency and performance assisting operators to adjust operations, taking into account changes in the operating conditions.
Wärtsilä director for gas solutions services Rene Christian Olsen said this support for owners improves reliability and output from these systems.
“Agreements such as these are the best way for ensuring that the products, systems and solutions we deliver are properly maintained, and that their reliability and performance are at the optimal level,” he said.
Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Teekay and has supplied multiple products for their fleet, including LNG reliquefaction systems on board all of the vessels covered by the agreements.
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