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Wärtsilä to provide predictive maintenance for two Siem Offshore vessels

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Wärtsilä has signed an agreement with Siem Offshore covering reduction in emissions and predictive maintenance for two well intervention vessels.

The Finnish company has inked a 5-year optimised maintenance agreement with Siem Offshore to provide real time monitoring and support of vessel systems to reduce fuel consumption and emissions and provide predictive maintenance through its Expert Insight solution.

Expert Insight artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced diagnostics to monitor equipment and systems in real-time, spot anomalies, foresee potential problems.

“ 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” said Dag Honnemyr, operational director Siem-Helix.

The two vessels in the agreement are the Siem Helix 1 and the Siem Helix 2 which have eight Wärtsilä 32 engines.

“Lifecycle support is a key element of our strategy, and our advanced digital and data-based maintenance solutions are central to enabling optimal operational performance,” Henrik Wilhelms, director agreement sales, Wärtsilä Marine Power.

“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.”