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Tallink Grupp ferry signs up for remote online monitoring

The RoPax ferry M/S Megastar The RoPax ferry M/S Megastar

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based Tallink Grupp covering the new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn - Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland, a deal which includes Wärtsilä's Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online remote support services.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Megastar is powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines which operate primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Under the agreement Wärtsilä will aim to optimise the vessel’s performance by analysing operation of the equipment and providing guidance on how to get the most out of the technology.

Using CBM, Wärtsilä will continuously monitor the condition of Megastar’s dual-fuel engines, and analyse the received data to determine service and maintenance needs. This ensures the optimal performance of the engines and reduces operating expenses, the company says.

In addition to CBM, Megastar will also have access to Wärtsilä's 24/7 online operational and technical support.

“We are happy to continue our cooperation with Wärtsilä, as their comprehensive and customised service offering met all our maintenance needs. Wärtsilä as a maintenance partner ensures that all maintenance is conducted in the highest standards of quality, safety and reliability,” said Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, head of ship management at Tallink Grupp.

“The predictability of maintenance costs helps us to optimise our operations and the availability of instant online support increases the vessel's availability. With continuous monitoring and condition based maintenance, our passengers can enjoy their voyage without any unexpected interruptions.”

The ship is also equipped with the latest version of the Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum integrated navigation system and external communication facilities, with integrated voyage planning, monitoring and track control capabilities.{/mprestriction}

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