Latsco Marine Management (LMM) has signed 5-year Optimised Maintenance Agreements with Wärtsilä covering remote support and condition monitoring systems for the main engines on two Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels.
The two vessels, the Hellas Dynasty and the Hellas Voyager, were built in 2020 at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea.
“We very much appreciate Wärtsilä’s support and recognise their extensive service capabilities, which are unmatched in the marine industry,” said Kostas Vlachos, Chief Operating Officer, Latsco Marine Management.
“This agreement will ensure that our vessels can operate with maximum reliability, availability, and performance.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Wärtsilä will also apply its Expert Insight digital service, which provides ongoing support from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres around the world to provide advice on predictive maintenance.
Wärtsilä says that the service can reduce unplanned maintenance by up to 50%, while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions by 3-4% percent.
“By applying smart technology and performance optimisation services, Wärtsilä aims to deliver greater efficiencies, a minimised impact on the environment, and a higher level of safety to the shipping industry. This agreement will provide LMM with maintenance cost predictability while allowing them to focus on their core business,” said Rajeev Janardhan, Sales Manager, 2-stroke engines Lifecycle Solutions at Wärtsilä Marine Power.
Wärtsilä currently has approximately 700 vessels covered under similar maintenance agreements.