Finnish ferry company Viking Line has signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement for the Wartsila LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace.
This is the first Optimised Maintenance agreement ever made for Wärtsilä LNGPac, a complete gas handling system for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), says Wartsila.
The agreement, which also includes Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online support for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system, enables the planning and scheduling of Viking Grace’s maintenance procedures to suit Viking Line’s business operations.
CBM is a new feature for the LNGPac agreement which gathers information on the average gas flow, the temperatures of the heat exchangers, the use of energy, and the pressure of the LNG pumps.
“Environmental considerations are, along with the need to optimise operational efficiency, high on the agenda of Viking Line,” says Ulf Hagstrom, Senior Vice President, Marine Operations & NB at Viking Line Oyj.
“Wartsila is a forerunner in dual-fuel and other environmentally sound technology and has repeatedly shown its excellence in technical assistance and service for Viking Line and Viking Grace.
“With this agreement, we will be able to utilise the full potential of Wärtsilä’s knowledge and know-how.”
Wartsila LNGPac is a complete fuel gas handling system for LNG fuelled ships. On Viking Grace, it comprises onboard liquid natural gas bunkering, two storage tanks, and handling equipment with related safety and automation systems that have been developed by Wartsila.
Photo credit: Wartsila
Published: 20 April, 2018
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