Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions To Enhance Asset Performance and Business Growth

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  • Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions can dramatically increase both asset performance and efficiency for ship owners.
  • It is made possible through remote connectivity, where it can collect data directly from the ship, which gives the opportunity for data to be analyzed by experts in real-time.
  • The agreed targets are reached through automated key performance measurements, optimized maintenance, and remote advisory.
  • Dynamic Maintenance Planning solution enables planning and scheduling maintenance procedures to suit specific business operations, improving long-term cost predictability and uptime.
  • These strategies deliver guaranteed asset performance; improved fuel efficiency and operational reliability to ship owners, safer working environment for seafarers; increased cost savings and accurate performance.

According to an article published in Seatrade Maritime, since the start of the economic downturn, finding cost-saving opportunities while optimizing efficiency and performance has emerged as one of the most critical challenges facing the global maritime industry.

An amalgamation of key technologies

Technology has, of course, been imperative in finding solutions to such challenges – but so too has been the role of data.

The collection, analysis, and measurement of data have become more important than ever for ship owners – and if the subsequent findings are used intelligently, can deliver a mired of benefits.

Having access to data can substantially streamline efficiencies and enhance growth. Naturally, ship owners using technologies driven by data have seen greater productivity, efficiency and cost saving.

Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions

Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions is a perfect illustration of how data can dramatically increase both asset performance and efficiency for ship owners. Through remote connectivity, Wärtsilä can collect data directly from the ship, which gives the opportunity for data to be analyzed by experts in Wärtsilä Expertise centers in real-time.

Optimization doesn’t happen overnight – it requires the consolidation and analysis of data from daily operations over a period of time to ensure analysis is both meaningful and useful. Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions is able to support this requirement through dedicated expert teams, based in several expertise centers around the world. These experts can create dynamic strategies that support the ongoing optimization and improvement of a fleet – and also improve overall performance.

Improvement in operational reliability

Such data can be used to improve operational reliability, which is demonstrated through Wärtsilä Guaranteed Asset Performance Solution. Measured data allows performance targets to be accurately determined, and Wärtsilä can guarantee that these targets are reached and maintained through measurable indicators.

The agreed targets are reached through automated key performance measurements, optimized maintenance, and remote advisory. With remote advisory, ship owners receive real-time support, regardless of location. Condition monitoring and audits, together with a performance improvement plan, increase availability and reliability.

Ship energy efficiency management plan measures

Access to data is critical when it comes to measuring the operation of marine and offshore assets – and in turn, ensuring that ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP) measures are in compliance with MARPOL regulation and in line with IMO guidelines. Wärtsilä Optimised Operations Lifecycle Solution uses data to optimize operations by offering real-time monitoring and advisory services that, in turn, maximize efficiency. Hull performance and engine efficiency can both be measured and when combined with vessel audits and component condition evaluation, can identify areas in which performance can be enhanced.

Optimized Maintenance Lifecycle Solution

Asset performance and operation optimization are just two areas of ship management that data proves its worth – it can also reap rewards when preventing the unexpected. For example, data has the ability to optimize maintenance intervals, as demonstrated through Wärtsilä’s Optimised Maintenance Lifecycle Solution.

Dynamic Maintenance Planning

Through its Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMPTM) concept, Wärtsilä can offer remote operational and technical advisory, whenever and wherever required. The solution enables planning and scheduling maintenance procedures to suit specific business operations, improving long-term cost predictability and uptime.

Conclusion

Such strategies, which are based on the initial collection, analysis and intelligent use of data, allow Wärtsilä Lifecycle Solutions’ to deliver guaranteed asset performance; improved fuel efficiency and operational reliability to ship owners, globally. In turn, this drives a safer working environment for seafarers; increased cost savings and more accurate performance target forecasting – which cumulatively allows personnel more time to focus on delivering the core business model.

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Source: Seatrade-Maritime

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