Nakilat LNG carriers to implement online remote support systems

Qatar-based Nakilat, owner of the world’s largest LNG carrier fleet, has signed a five-year agreement with Wärtsilä to provide online technical remote support for the onboard Gas Process Plants on its QFlex vessels.

Wärtsilä is the supplier of the LNG reliquefaction systems onboard all of the QFlex vessels covered by the agreements, which will have direct access to a team of LNG technical experts for advice and remote troubleshooting.

Following each cargo loading, selected operational data from the running reliquefaction systems will be analysed by Wärtsilä’s LNG technical experts to manage the ongoing performance of the system, 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.”

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