Wartsila signs vessel support pact with Nakilat
Wartsila has signed support agreements for LNG carriers owned by Qatar-based Nakilat, it said on June 17. The agreements were signed in April this year and are valid for five years. Wartsila is the supplier of the LNG reliquefaction systems onboard all of the QFlex vessels covered by the agreements.
Under the contract terms, Wartsila will provide technical remote support for the vessels’ onboard gas process plants. “As the global leader in energy transportation, the efficiency and reliability of our reliquefication systems is a key element to efficient cargo-handling operations and vessels serviceability to the customer,” said Nakilat COO Samir Bailouni. “Such support agreements are intended to give the assurance that the reliquefication systems are operated safely and optimally within plant design parameters, thereby ensuring the integrity of our global operations,”
Nakilat’s LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising 69 LNG vessels. It also owns and manages one floating storage and regasification unit and four large LPG carriers.