Wärtsilä has signed five-year support agreements for LNG carriers owned by Qatar’s Nakilat.
Wärtsilä – which supplied the the LNG reliquefaction systems onboard all of the QFlex vessels covered by the agreements – will provide 24/7 technical remote support for the vessels’ onboard gas process plants. In addition, following each cargo loading, operational data from the reliquefaction systems will be analysed by Wärtsilä’s LNG technical experts to ensure the operability and readiness of the system.
‘As the global leader in energy transportation, the efficiency and reliability of our reliquefaction systems is a key element to efficient cargo-handling operations and vessels serviceability to the customer. Such support agreements are intended to give the assurance that the reliquefaction systems are operated safely and optimally within plant design parameters, thereby ensuring the integrity of our global operations,’ said Nakilat Chief Operating Officer Samir Bailouni.