Wärtsilä had signed in June 2014 a six-year Maintenance Agreement for fifteen of Wagenborg's dry cargo carriers. Under the agreement Wärtsilä will provide all maintenance planning and services for the installed engines and propulsion systems with fixed price. This will increase financial predictability of Wagenborg's operations and ensure maximised lifetime, performance and reduced operational costs for Wagenborg's vessels in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.
"One important result of this contract is that it facilitates more efficient maintenance. Our goal is to improve technical engine performance and optimise maintenance planning. The contract also allows us to keep our operational costs more controllable; it was very important for us to have unscheduled maintenance included in the scope of the contract," says Theo Klimp, Fleet Director at Wagenborg Shipping.