National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), a subsidiary of National Marine Dredging Group (NMDC Group) based in the United Arab Emirates, has signed a five-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Wärtsilä designed to maximise operational uptime for seven vessels in the NPCC fleet.
NPCC is an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor to the offshore oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, with the deal covering Data-Driven Dynamic Maintenance Planning and remote operational support, including access to Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight service. The agreement is a renewal to an existing five-year agreement for five of the ships, adding two more vessels.
Expert Insight offers predictive maintenance support by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and diagnostics with Wärtsilä’s in-house expertise to identify anomalous behaviour in a ship’s machinery. By identifying potential failures and delivering early indication of equipment deterioration, specialists can remotely provide recommendations to prevent issues from occurring.
“Increasing availability and reducing operational risks is a priority for our company, and this agreement with Wärtsilä will help us maximise our fleet’s potential,” said Ahmed Al Dhaheri, CEO of NPCC.
“We appreciate the support and professionalism of Wärtsilä and we look forward to working together to enhance our fleet and ensure our ability to continue executing specialised EPC projects around the world.”