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Wärtsilä Oyj Abp: Wärtsilä to optimise maintenance and enhance engine performance for Nigerian Bonny Gas Transport

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 14 March 2016 at 10 am EET

Wärtsilä, a global leader in lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy
markets, has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with the Nigerian gas
transportation company Bonny Gas Transport Limited, (BGT), a subsidiary of
Nigeria LNG Limited. Wärtsilä will monitor and service the engines on board
the BGT's six new LNG carriers and deliver spare parts, as well as expertise
for inspections and major service overhauls. The contract marks the beginning
of a new era of cooperation between Wärtsilä and BGT, and is the first of its
kind for Wärtsilä in Africa.

Nigeria LNG Limited exports most of its cargo to the European Asian markets.
The six LNG carriers are equipped with five Wärtsilä 50DF engines each and
operate primarily on gas.

Dynamic Maintenance Planning increases predictability of costs and operations

Wärtsilä's Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP) concept utilizing Condition
Based Monitoring (CBM) will determine the actual engine maintenance needs.
Bonny Gas Transport will also have around the clock access to online
operational and technical support.

"We are very excited about this opportunity to provide superior maintenance
services to Bonny Gas Transport. In addition to increasing the engine uptime,
Bonny Gas Transport wanted to improve maintenance planning and operative cost
control and this is something Wärtsilä can offer. With the continuous remote
monitoring of the equipment and the dynamic maintenance planning concept, we
can ensure optimal availability while minimising the risk of disruptions to
operations," says Simon Auseth, General Manager Business development, Marine
Agreements, Wärtsilä.

The agreement is the first to apply Wärtsilä's Data Acquisition System, part
of Wärtsilä's Genius services which helps customers optimise their operations
and seize the opportunities that digitalisation offers. The system provides
real-time access and analysis of data with one system and enables automated
measuring- and guarantee of power availability.

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Caption: LNG Finima II, one of Bonny Gas Transport's six new LNG Carriers
covered by the Maintenance Agreement, is equipped with five Wärtsilä 50DF

For further information, please contact:

Simon Auseth
General Manager, Business development, Marine Agreements
Wärtsilä Corporation

Tel: +47 90 21 76 16

Hanna Viita
Director, Marketing
Wärtsilä Corporation

Tel: +358 40 1 1755

Wärtsilä Services in brief
Wärtsilä Services creates lifecycle services for its customers, enhancing
their business - whenever, wherever. We provide industry's broadest range of
services for both shipping and power generation. Our solutions range from
spare parts and basic support to ensuring maximised lifetime, increased
efficiency and guaranteed performance of customer's equipment or installation
- in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle
solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable
innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and
economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.
In 2015, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 5 billion with approximately 18,800
employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70
countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Wärtsilä Newsroom


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Source: Wärtsilä Oyj Abp via Globenewswire


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