Wärtsilä has signed agreements to provide technical and remote support for the reliquefaction systems on board all Q-Flex LNG carriers owned by Qatar-based Nakilat
Under agreements, Wärtsilä will provide 24/7 technical advice and remote troubleshooting for the vessels’ onboard gas process plants for five years. Additionally, following each cargo loading, selected operational data from the running reliquefaction systems will be analysed by Wärtsilä’s LNG technical experts to ensure the operability and readiness of the system, while creating a traceable operational data history.
“As the global leader in energy transportation, the efficiency and reliability of our reliquefaction systems is a key element to efficient cargo-handling operations and vessels serviceability to the customer,” said Nakilat chief operating officer Samir Bailouni. “Such support agreements are intended to give the assurance that the reliquefaction systems are operated safely and optimally within plant design parameters, thereby ensuring the integrity of our global operations,” said Mr Bailouni.
“Lifecycle support to our customers’ installations is a central pillar in the strategy of Wärtsilä Gas Solutions. 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,” said Wärtsilä Marine Systems gas solutions services director Rene Christian Olsen.
Wärtsilä has a long-standing relationship with Nakilat and has supplied multiple products for their fleet.
With one of the world’s largest fleets of LNG carriers, Nakilat provides an essential transportation link in Qatar’s LNG supply chain. Its gas carrier shipping fleet comprises 69 LNG vessels, one FSRU and four large LPG carriers.
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