Wärtsilä helping Ensco with rig uptime and cost management

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Finland’s Wärtsilä has signed a maintenance agreement with Ensco, an offshore drilling contractor, to create savings by optimising Ensco’s assets and improving predictability through condition monitoring services and parts supply management for Ensco’s four drillships equipped with six Wärtsilä 32 engines.

Under the seven-year agreement, Wärtsilä will monitor Ensco’s installations in order extend time between equipment overhauls for scheduled maintenance, which should lead to cost savings, improved lifecycle and environmental efficiency.

Additionally, Ensco will receive technical guidance from Wärtsilä’s reports and audits to manage unscheduled maintenance, spare part deliveries and other services.

John Knowlton, Ensco’s Senior Vice President – Technical: “By further improving the condition monitoring systems for our equipment, we optimise the uptime performance of our offshore drilling rigs, while also streamlining costs.”

“During this time when the oil and gas industry is restructuring its operations due to current market conditions, we are pleased to offer services that help further enhance Ensco’s operations globally,” says Kourtney Dever, General Manager Service Sales from Wärtsilä.

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