Propulsion Services – lifecycle solutions for propulsion systems
We are the leading service provider for propulsion systems. Our service centres in the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Japan, combined with our propulsion system workshops and flying squads from our global service network, offer global availability for our class-approved solutions for any type of propulsion or shaft-sealing system.
No matter what kind of vessels or platforms you operate, we serve customers throughout the lifecycle of their installations, from the first discussions during the design phase of a vessel, to the end of its operational life.
Our 350 propulsion service professionals worldwide provide field service support, anywhere, at any time. And we provide the parts, repair services and maintenance to keep your propulsion systems running smoothly. That means being able to assist you when requested and help you operate your propulsion system in the most efficient manner. We keep you up to date on the latest advances in propeller, duct efficiency and design, enabling you to keep your propulsion system cost-competitive throughout the lifecycle.
- propeller polishing and/or repair of edge damage
- propeller of more modern design
- propeller-engine interaction
- conversion of an open propeller to a ducted propeller
Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS) collects operational information from the propulsion system, performs trending and provides status reports on the equipment condition. Ship owners and operators have access to the status reports, which helps in determining the operational and maintenance costs and for verifying the business models of the vessel. This enables the crew to enhance operations, minimize the asset risks and ultimately reduces the lifecycle cost of the assets.
PCMS is available for the following propulsion systems, not restricted to Wärtsilä equipment only:
- Steerable thrusters
- Transverse thrusters
- Controllable pitch propellers
- Electric pods
Older propulsion systems have usually been subjected to wear and tear, and spare parts might become obsolete and scarce. Unexpected maintenance and repair periods increase operational costs. A retrofit or upgrade of a e.g. remote control system and the mechanical parts of the propulsion system provide the following benefits:
- decreasing fuel consumption by optimum scheduling of pitch and shaft speed
- reducing maintenance costs by avoiding too quick loading and unloading of machinery
- wave filter: more effective load control reduces wear of the engine and propulsion equipment.