Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 14 January 2016 at 10 am EET – Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, has signed a long-term maintenance agreement with Prosafe, the world’s leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels also known as flotels. The 10-year agreement was signed in October 2015 and 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 is comprehensive. It includes all services from the supply of spare parts and maintenance work to fast online support and assistance for Prosafe’s vessels. The agreement also contains important 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. With Wärtsilä Genius services’ CBM, Wärtsilä’s specialists monitor and analyse various engine parameters. The maintenance is planned in relation to an engine’s lifecycle and actual condition. Wärtsilä Genius services improve and optimise the flotels’ operational efficiency.
Wärtsilä’s solution to ensure safe operations and offer advanced technical support were key for Prosafe to partner with Wärtsilä. Improved efficiency and reduced emissions were also high on Prosafe’s agenda when selecting their long-term partner.
“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.
“We are very pleased in our cooperation with Prosafe. They are a pioneer in operating semi-submersible flotels all around the world and we feel pride that they chose us to take care of the maintenance operations of their new build vessels, ” says Derek Griffiths, Senior Account Manager for Wärtsilä UK.
Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing their business – whenever, wherever. We provide industry’s broadest range of services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer’s equipment or installation – in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2014, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17, 700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.
Prosafe in brief
Prosafe is the world’s leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels. The company owns/operates a fleet of 12 vessels, and has three new build vessels under construction. Prosafe has a strong track record from demanding operations world wide, with first class operational performance and good safety results. In 2014, operating profit reached USD 248 million and net profit was USD 179 million, with approximately 800 employees. Prosafe is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code PRS.