Golar extends predictive engine maintenance deal

Golar Management Norway, operator and manager of a fleet of LNG Carrier and Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessels, has signed a signed a five-year extension to its Optimised Maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä covering the engines on 16 ships.

14 of the vessels are installed with 50DF dual-fuel engines, with the others having 34DF dual-fuel and 20DF dual-fuel engines. The extension contract was signed in December 2020.

The agreement will allow Golar to pursue a predictive maintenance strategy supported by Dynamic Maintenance Planning and Asset Diagnostics, with continuous remote support from Wärtsilä Expertise Centres.

These processes aim to improve the efficiency of the equipment and systems installed, and provide flexibility in maintenance scheduling by conducting maintenance based on actual equipment condition optimised for the vessels’ operations.

“We are pleased to continue our long-term partnership with Wärtsilä with this service agreement extension. Wärtsilä’s digital remote support capabilities have proved to be of great value for us, saving both time and costs by often eliminating the need to have service people sent onboard in person,” said Øistein Dahl, Managing Director of Golar Management Norway.

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