The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Optimised Maintenance agreement with Greece-based Latsco LNG Marine Management.

The agreement covers the main engines for two large LNG Carriers (LNGC), Hellas Diana and Hellas Athina, and was signed in March 2021.

Optimised Maintenance agreements are a key element within Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions offering and are designed to ensure operational certainty with maintenance cost predictability.

In addition to asset diagnostics, maintenance planning, annual audits and spare parts, Wärtsilä will also provide the vessels with remote support and condition monitoring systems, including the company’s predictive maintenance service Expert Insight.

“This agreement will ensure that these vessels can operate with maximum reliability, availability, and performance. This is of real value to us, and we very much appreciate Wärtsilä’s capabilities in delivering highly efficient maintenance support via its global network,” says Kostas Vlachos, Chief Operating Officer, Latsco LNG Marine Management.

The two vessels were built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard in South Korea. They are 297m in length and have a cargo capacity of 174,000 cbm.

Hellas Diana entered service at the end of March this year, and Hellas Athina is scheduled to enter service in September. Both operate with WinGD X-DF dual-fuel engines.

In August 2020 Wärtsilä signed similar Optimised Maintenance agreements with Latsco Marine Management for two of their large LPG vessels.

Wärtsilä currently has more than 700 vessels under maintenance agreements.