Finnish engine builder Wartsila has signed a five year maintenance deal with Ceres LNG covering six 155,000-cbm gas carriers.
Each of the LNG carriers has four Wartsila 50DF dual fuel engines with the Ceres deal lifting the number of LNG carrier propulsion systems covered by dynamic maintenance planning contracts to 80.
The programme is based on continuous monitoring of engine data allowing maintenance needs to changed to an optimised interval and service work and provision of spare parts to be better planned.
Wartsila gave no indication of the value of the deal but it is part of a focus on service and support rather than the supply of hardware technology.
Wartsila announced its largest ever long term marine maintenance deal, a five year agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises covering 29 vessels in April
“Wartsila’s dynamic maintenance planning will enable our company and our customers to benefit from optimized availability, increased lifecycle efficiency, and reduced maintenance costs for our engines. said Sallis Theofanis, Ceres LNG's technical manager.
Piraeus based Ceres LNG is part of the Livanos shipping empire operating a GasLog and BG controlled fleet.