January 2018 Issue Wärtsilä and Crowley extend Maintenance Agreement for 11 Articulated Tug Barges

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Crowley Petroleum Services are continuing their co-operation by extending and expanding their maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges (ATBs) owned and operated by US-based Crowley. An ATB has a hinged connection system that allows a powerful ocean-going tug to connect to a notch in the stern of the barge, which enables the tug to propel and manoeuvre the barge.

The agreement, signed in December 2017, extends the original contract term from 2019 to 2023 and covers the maintenance of 22 Wärtsilä engines installed on board 11 ATBs. With the contract, Crowley receives a comprehensive maintenance package, access to prompt technical service and troubleshooting and a response time guarantee in case of unforeseen circumstances requiring immediate action. The agreement also includes performance guarantees regarding field service confirmation in time-sensitive situations. This ensures that dedicated support team can quickly address and troubleshoot problems, thus maximising the uptime of vessels. The contract is Wärtsilä’s first maintenance agreement to cover complete propulsion systems, including seals and bearings.

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