Norway’s Höegh LNG Fleet Management (HLNG) has signed a five-year renewal of its existing Maintenance Agreement with Wärtsilä, including Wärtsilä’s latest digital systems supporting predictive maintenance.
The agreement covers the Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines installed on ten vessels, nine of which are operating as Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs). One of these FSRUs, the ‘Höegh Esperanza’, is currently being used to supply gas to the new LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The scope of the agreement includes digital systems such as Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service, Remote Operational Support, Data-driven Dynamic Maintenance Planning, and fluids management.
Also included is the use of a new collaboration app for communication between HLNG’s technical crew and Wärtsilä experts, which can be used for technical support and submission of all necessary reporting.
“We recognise Wärtsilä as a technology leader in developing efficiency-based solutions that support decarbonisation efforts, which is an important target for our company,” said Nils Jakob Hasle, SVP, Head of Fleet Management at Höegh LNG.
“We see this renewed agreement as providing a solid foundation for continued cooperation, and a partnership for joint projects towards decarbonised operations.”