TMS Cardiff Gas looks to save fuel with Eniram

Data collection and analytics included in scope of services provided by Wartsila under new agreement.

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Updated on 22 Feb 2018 14:04 GMT

Wartsila has signed a maintenance agreement with Athens-based TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd in a move that is designed to improve the performance monitoring of the ship management company's vessels.

The scope of Wartsila's services includes Eniram's data collection platform and advanced data analytics to enable TMS Cardiff Gas to reduce bunker costs and maximise overall profitability whilst cutting emissions.

The agreement, which is for four TFDE LNG Carriers in the TMS Cardiff Gas fleet, is an expansion to the earlier Technical Management Agreement signed between the two companies in 2014.

Wartsila's Dynamic Maintenance planning, combined with Eniram's vessel digital performance management system, is set up to provide TMS Cardiff Gas with a comprehensive view of each vessel's performance, efficiency, and improvement possibilities.

Wartsila is engaged in the maintenance and optimisation of vessels' engines, allowing the customer to focus on its core business. The company provides all the necessary spare parts for the maintenance of the vessels as well as field service resources for scheduled maintenance that has been planned according to the actual running hours of the engines.

Remote support service provides the vessels' crews with access to Wartsila's support team around the clock, which facilitates troubleshooting on the spot and also minimizes service visits on board.

"Our vision is to be one of the world's leading LNG and LPG operators with the highest standards of excellence in terms of performance, reliability, and safety. The maintenance and upgrade service needs of the tri-fuel Main Generator Engines on our LNG Carriers are technically advanced and require detailed planning with a professional partner to ensure the engines' reliable performance and the vessels' operability. Through our five-year partnership with Wartsila and Eniram, we are confident that our fleet will continue to be our customers' premium choice," says George Kourelis, General Manager of TMS Cardiff Gas.

"We are delighted to expand our partnership with TMS Cardiff Gas. Wartsila's solid experience in gas technologies, combined with Eniram's expertise in digital performance management solutions, allows TMS Cardiff Gas to maximise the efficiency of its engines and optimise its operations," said Yiannis Christopoulos, Director Services Unit Greece & Cyprus.

Established in 2011, TMS Cardiff Gas is an operator and manager with a fleet of ten modern gas carriers - six LNG carriers and four very large gas carriers (VLGCs).

TMS Cardiff Gas is part of TMS group, which manages more than 120 ships across the LNG, LPG, oil/chemicals, dry bulk and offshore sectors.