Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement to support MSCL’s tug operations

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release 28 February 2019 at 10:30 UTC+2
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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with Marine Service Company Ltd (MSCL), a Saudi Arabian tug operator. It is the first ever such agreement that Wärtsilä has signed with a marine operator in Saudi Arabia. MSCL operates four terminal escort tugs operating in the port of Rabigh, and the comprehensive maintenance planning resulting from the agreement will streamline the vessels’ operations, thereby ensuring optimal performance and availability. The 5-year agreement was signed in October 2018.

Within the framework of the agreement, in addition to systematic service activity planning, Wärtsilä provides maintenance budgeting, major overhauls, state-of-the-art tools, spare parts, and technical expertise covering the ships’ engines and certain auxiliary equipment. Wärtsilä’s technical resources are available at all times. In addition, technical audits are carried out bi-annually, and MSCL’s vessel crews will receive extensive training on the onboard equipment. 

“Vessel availability is of utmost importance to MSCL as an operator, and it is in our interest to have a long-term cooperation with reliable and valued partners. The optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä is a value-based solution that suits our technical and financial requirements. It is a true upgrade, since it not only increases the availability and efficiency of the vessels, but it also has a positive effect on our bottom line,” says Capt. Salah U. Ahmed, General Manager, Marine Service Company Ltd.

“We are very pleased that MSCL chose us to be their partner, which opened the opportunity for us to enter into a completely new market of marine agreements in Saudi-Arabia. With our strong local presence, extensive experience, and unmatched service capabilities in the marine sector, we can help MSCL to increase their profitability by enabling better vessel availability,” says Haidar Al Hertani, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Saudi Arabia.

Read more about Optimised Maintenance for marine customers 

Image caption 1: The optimised maintenance agreement is designed to ensure fleet availability for MSCL. Copyright: MSCL. 
Image caption 2: Capt. Salah U. Ahmed, General Manager, Marine Service Company Ltd. and Haidar Al Hertani, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Saudi Arabia. 

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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.