Finland’s solutions provider for offshore oil and gas industry Wärtsilä, has signed a long-term maintenance agreement with Prosafe, the world’s largest owner of semi-submersible accommodation vessels also known as flotels.
The 10-year agreement covers the diesel engines onboard Prosafe’s new build flotel Safe Boreas. Maintenance agreements for Prosafe’s three other new build flotels – Safe Notos, Safe Zephyrus and Safe Eurus – are expected to be signed later in 2016. Flotels will be delivered in 2015-2016.
The scope of the signed maintenance agreement includes all services from the supply of spare parts and maintenance work to fast online support and assistance for Prosafe’s vessels.
According to Wärtsilä the agreement also contains components from the new Wärtsilä Genius services portfolio as it covers condition-based maintenance (CBM) to optimise the performance of the vessel’s diesel engines. The maintenance is planned in relation to an engine’s lifecycle and actual condition, which is expected to increase a flotel’s operational efficiency.
“We wanted a partner with in-depth knowledge of our equipment. Based on this knowledge, Wärtsilä can manage our maintenance operations and enhance the environmental performance of our operations. This enables us to focus on our core competence, which is to provide innovative and cost-efficient accommodation services for our customers even in harsh environmental conditions,” says Robert Landsman, Senior Manager “Asset Integrity & Maintenance” from Prosafe.