Finland’s Wartsila said it has signed a long-term asset performance agreement with a unit of Japan’s shipping giant NYK for one of the latter’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.
Wartsila secured the 15-year deal with NYK LNG Ship Management in March this year, according to a statement on Thursday.
It includes the engines and related equipment for the LNG carrier in order to maximize the ship’s uptime while providing long-term cost predictability, and optimized maintenance costs, Wartsila said.
These include the vessel’s three Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines, as well as the gas valve units (GVU) and turbochargers.
Wartsila said that it already supports two of NYK’s sister LNG carriers under similar agreements.