NYK adopts remote engine monitoring for LNG carrier

Japanese operator NYK LNG Ship Management has signed an eight-year Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement with Wärtsilä, to use remote monitoring to optimise the operation of two main engines on an LNG carrier and maximise vessel availability.

In addition to spare parts and field service, Wärtsilä will provide remote operational support, maintenance planning, and its Expert Insight predictive maintenance service that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) and rule-based diagnostics to continuously monitor operating data.

“We are proud to have again been selected by NYK and look forward to continuing our long partnership with them. The Guaranteed Asset Performance agreement is the highest-level service contract within our Lifecycle Support strategy,” said Henrik Wilhelms, Director, Agreement Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

“It is designed to maximise the vessel’s fuel efficiency and overall performance in order to lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprint.”

The service is based on mutually agreed quantifiable performance targets, with Wärtsilä guaranteeing that these targets will be reached and maintained. Measurable indicators can include items like uptime, reliability, fuel consumption, emissions and overhaul duration.

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