Wärtsilä To Provide Predictive Maintenance for Siem Offshore Vessels

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Wärtsilä Optimised Maintenance Agreement covering two offshore Well Intervention Vessels owned by Norway based Siem Offshore, reads the company website.

Optimization of fuel consumption 

The 5-year agreement will ensure the optimal maintenance required to reduce the vessels’ fuel consumption and emissions by utilising the latest digital technology to provide real-time monitoring and support.

The agreement, which was signed in December 2020, also covers the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emissions-abatement systems installed with the engines.

Emissions reduction

As explained, Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight and Wärtsilä’s Data Driven Maintenance concept are also involved in the agreement.

With optimal maintenance procedures, safety is increased and exhaust emissions reduced. We appreciate the easy access to remote operational support made possible by Wärtsilä’s leading-edge solutions. This allows us to do maintenance when needed rather than at fixed intervals,” says Dag Honnemyr, Operational Director Siem-Helix.

He added, “We are especially excited with Expert Insight, which allows us to monitor the condition of the engines from ashore, and thanks to artificial intelligence and anomality detection we expect to prevent unscheduled stops that cause loss of revenue.”

Check on carbon footprint

For the record, the two vessels, the Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2, each operate with eight Wärtsilä 32 engines. The ships are operating in Brazil’s offshore oil fields.

The benefit of being able to efficiently monitor the equipment and support customers remotely is enhanced even more today, since due to Corona-related travel restrictions, in-person visits by service engineers can be difficult to arrange. Since our engineers need to travel less, their carbon footprint is reduced, while at the same time we can optimise the performance of the asset, so it is really a double win,” as Henrik Wilhelms, Director Agreement Sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power, concluded.

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Source: Wärtsilä

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