Corsica Linea to adopt data-driven predictive maintenance for LNG ferry

French ferry operator Corsica Linea has signed a ten-year Guaranteed Asset Performance (GAP) agreement with Wärtsilä, to deliver data-driven dynamic maintenance planning and optimisation for its shipboard systems.

The agreement will cover the power systems onboard the company’s new LNG-fuelled ‘A Galeotta’ RoPax vessel, which will sail between Marseille and Corsica in France. The 206-metre-long ship was built at the Visentini yard in Italy and features two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel main engines and two Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel auxiliary engines.

Maintenance will be carried out based on data collected from the systems to optimise overhaul intervals and allow maintenance work to be performed only as needed. Remote operational support will be provided from Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centres to assist in resolving any issues without the need for onboard service visits.

Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service will also be integrated, to monitor operational data from the engines and support performance optimisation. Deviations from expected operations will be detected utilising machine learning, the company says.

“Wärtsilä’s vast experience in LNG systems and solutions is unmatched in the industry, and their engines and related equipment were selected for this vessel. It is entirely natural therefore that we look to them to undertake the maintenance responsibilities, for which they are uniquely qualified,” notes Lionel Adenet, Technical Director, Corsica Linea.

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