Wärtsilä optimises Eckerö’s engine performance with customised service package

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release 21 July 2016 at 10:30 UTC+2
  • Eckerö MS Finlandia_netti

Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö have extended their long-term maintenance agreement for Eckerö’s entire fleet of five vessels. Wärtsilä is providing leading digital maintenance concepts to meet the customer’s needs.

The five-year agreement between Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö covers five vessels. One of the vessels has been fitted with the Wärtsilä Condition based maintenance system, which provides data to enable dynamic maintenance planning.

“We have very positive experiences of working with Wärtsilä and wanted to extend our cooperation further. Wärtsilä was able to offer a customized service package that met all our maintenance needs. Furthermore, these services increase cost predictability and reduce risks. We consider Wärtsilä a trusted partner,” says Daniel Olsén, Technical Manager, Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö.

The Finnish shipping company Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö consists of four marine companies: Birka Cruises AB, Eckerö Shipping Ab Ltd, Eckerö Line Ab Oy and Eckerö Linjen Ab. The company is based in Åland and it owns and operates a cruiser, ferries and cargo vessels on the Baltic Sea and North Sea. Its fleet consists of cruiser MS Birka Stockholm, ferries MS Finlandia and MS Eckerö, and RoRo vessels MV Exporter and MV Shipper.

Tailored solution to meet customer’s needs

Wärtsilä tailored its service and maintenance offering to help Eckerö optimise its fleet operations. In addition to service and maintenance work, Wärtsilä provides spare parts, shaft seals, services for the catalytic converters, dynamic maintenance planning (DMP) and condition based maintenance (CBM).

The aim with the dynamic maintenance planning solution is to extend maintenance intervals and reduce spare parts consumption. Maintenance operations are then planned based on expert analysis of the engine’s condition and the real-time data provided by the engines. DMP and CBM are part of the recently launched Wärtsilä Genius services, which optimise customers’ operations with innovative digital solutions.

“We are happy to take our cooperation with Eckerö to a new level. We value their trust highly. With these services, we are able to gain useful data and can help Eckerö maintain and safeguard engine availability. Customized solutions or service packages, such as this one, are Wärtsilä’s way of ensuring that our customers get exactly what they need in order to operate efficiently and reliably,” says Peter Guldbrand, General Manager Sales, Service Unit Baltic and Black Sea, Wärtsilä.

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Caption: Ferry MS Finlandia in operation. (Copyright: Eckerö)

For further information, please contact:

Peter Guldbrand
General Manager Sales
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +358 40 837 3886

Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Services
Tel: +358 40 167 1755


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 advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.