Livestock Express expands digital remote support capabilities

Livestock Express of Singapore has signed a five-year Guaranteed Asset Performance (GAP) agreement with Wärtsilä, upgrading the level of digital support from its existing Optimised Maintenance Agreement to improve its predictive analytics capabilities.

Wärtsilä will deliver a customised maintenance programme designed to provide enhanced operational reliability and performance across a fleet of seven identical 135-metre-long livestock carriers, each operating with a Wärtsilä X35 main engine and three Wärtsilä 20 auxiliary engines.

The contract includes a guarantee on engine reliability, a customised maintenance schedule, remote operational support, and Wärtsilä’s digital predictive maintenance service, Expert Insight.

Expert Insight uses artificial intelligence and diagnostics to monitor onboard equipment and systems in real time, with specialists at Wärtsilä Expertise Centres assigned to follow developments and to support the shipping company with proactive advice should it be deemed necessary or appropriate.

“Wärtsilä has provided continuous and prompt service support to our fleet during the past five years,” said Arunkumar Unnikrishna, General Manager, Livestock Express.

“This value-adding support has ensured our operational uptime, and we are pleased to extend this cooperation with the new innovative Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement.”

Livestock Express has already deployed Wärtsilä’s Fleet Optimisation Solution, integrated ECDIS and intelligent navigation package on 13 of its vessels, which the company has used to increase remote support for crews, report daily conditions to regulators and improve training for shoreside operators.

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