Wartsila to maintain Japanese LNG carrier duo

Finland’s Wartsila said it has signed maintenance deals covering two LNG carriers technically managed and operated by Japan’s shipping group MMS.

According to a Wartsila statement on Wednesday, the two firms signed the optimized maintenance agreements in February.

The deals would deliver “maximized engine uptime and long-term cost predictability, optimizing maintenance for highest efficiency and lowest carbon footprint,” Wartsila said.

In addition to Wartsila’s asset diagnostics and anomaly detection capabilities, under the terms of the agreements the company will also provide all spare parts, dynamic maintenance planning, remote operational support, field services, and workshop services.

Wartsila said the two LNG carriers operate with its 50DF dual-fuel engines, but the firm did not provide any additional information regarding the vessels.

According to its website, MMS took over the technical management of two 2010-built, 170,000-cbm LNG vessels last year.

South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries built both Methane Mickie Harper and Methane Patricia Camila.

In February last year, Japan’s Meiji Shipping bought these carriers from a unit of energy giant Shell as part of plans to expand its LNG business.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

ExxonMobil working on larger Rovuma LNG export project in Mozambique

US energy giant ExxonMobil has boosted the capacity of the planned Rovuma LNG onshore terminal in Mozambique and is...

Sempra takes FID on Port Arthur LNG project

US LNG player Sempra Infrastructure, a unit of Sempra, has taken a final investment decision for the first phase...

Excelerate to buy FSRU from Maran Gas

US floating LNG player Excelerate Energy plans to exercise an option to buy the 2020-built FSRU Sequoia from Greece’s...

More News Like This

Consortium working on minimizing methane slip from LNG-powered engines

The Green Ray project, a consortium consisting of several firms, has secured European Union funding to develop solutions minimizing...

Wartsila wins new maintenance deal from Hoegh LNG

Finland’s Wartsila has secured a five-year extension of its maintenance deal with FSRU player Hoegh LNG. The renewed agreement includes...

Wartsila confirms contract for Balearia’s new LNG-powered ferry

Finland’s Wartsila has secured a contract to supply dual-fuel engines and other equipment for Balearia's second LNG-powered fast ferry. Spanish...

Wijnne Barends, UPM christen fourth LNG-powered vessel

Shipping firm Wijnne Barends, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group, and Finland’s UPM have christened the fourth LNG...