Equipment failures are never planned and typically come when least expected. By carrying out critical repairs to stern tube seals and other equipment while the vessel remains in service, operations can continue uninterrupted and the ship’s performance is undisturbed. In addition to emergency repairs performed underwater, Wärtsilä’s services can also be extended to include routine maintenance. The majority of scheduled overhauls of stern seals can be performed without dry docking, which reduces both maintenance costs and downtime, and minimizes the impact on vessel schedules.
Wärtsilä offers tailored and managed solutions for underwater repairs and maintenance to stern tube seals and bearings. The range of solutions includes planning, equipment supply, repair supervision, providing OEM assurances, and dedicated project management.