23 February 2023
The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year renewal of its existing Maintenance Agreement with Norway's Höegh LNG Fleet Management (HLNG).
The renewed agreement includes delivery of spare parts and field maintenance services, as well as Wärtsilä's latest digital solutions and extends the value-adding cooperation between the two companies. The order was included in Wärtsilä's order book in December 2022.
The agreement covers maintenance on the Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines installed on ten vessels, nine of which are operating as Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRUs). One of these FSRUs, the ‘Höegh Esperanza', is currently being used to supply gas to the new LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The scope of the agreement includes digital solutions such as Wärtsilä's unique Expert Insight predictive maintenance service, Remote Operational Support, Data-driven Dynamic Maintenance Planning, and fluids management service.
Also included is the use of a new collaboration app. The app makes communication between HLNG's technical crew and Wärtsilä experts easy and manages all necessary reporting. HLNG has direct access to the Wärtsilä Expertise Centres providing support and guidance round-the-clock.
“We recognise Wärtsilä as a technology leader in developing efficiency-based solutions that support decarbonisation efforts, which is an important target for our company. We see this renewed agreement as providing a solid foundation for continued cooperation, and a partnership for joint projects towards decarbonised operations,' says Nils Jakob Hasle, SVP, Head of Fleet Management at Höegh LNG.
“Renewal of the earlier agreement is an endorsement of its value to our customer. It also positions Wärtsilä to continue to support Höegh LNG on their decarbonisation and digital development journey. Expert Insight and the remote support services offered enables issues to be resolved proactively without having to have the physical presence of a service engineer. These services also lessen the environmental footprint and address concerns regarding cyber security," says Henrik Wilhelms, Director Agreement Sales at Wärtsilä.
HLNG is a long-time customer of Wärtsilä, and the two companies have collaborated on various projects aimed at improving efficiencies and reducing emissions.
STS operation with the FSRU Independence © Höegh Lng As
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Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance.
Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,500 professionals in more than 240 locations in 79 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2022, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
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