Wärtsilä to support Tokyo Gas

Thursday, 07 March 2019

Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term optimised maintenance solution agreement with Tokyo Gas subsidiary, Tokyo LNG Tanker.

This solution will support a range of maintenance needs for three LNGCs powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines.

The maintenance agreement, the first of its kind signed between Wärtsilä and a fully owned Japanese marine customer, covers scheduled maintenance, as well as dynamic maintenance planning inspections and spare parts.

Optimised, condition-based maintenance provided by Wärtsilä will enable predictive assessments of servicing needs based on actual component performance, rather than conventional time-based scheduling. This will eliminate the need for unexpected and unscheduled vessel repairs.

“Wärtsilä can provide maintenance on a wide scale that positions well with our needs,” said Hajime Adachi, General Manager of Engineering Department, Tokyo LNG Tanker. “We need a reliable lifecycle partner who can respond to our needs and enable us to operate as smoothly as possible. This is why we have chosen Wärtsilä as our maintenance partner.”

“Our agreement with Tokyo LNG Tanker is an important aid in ensuring their fleet availability and eliminating unexpected breakdowns. It will allow the customer to focus on their core business, and strengthen the reliability of their operations,” said John Sydney, Vice President, Middle East & Asia, Wärtsilä Marine.

Each 165,000 cu m LNGC is powered by four 9-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF and one 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF engines.