GE, TMS signs service agreement
11 September 2017
GE’s Marine Solutions and TMS CARDIFF GAS Ltd. (TMS) have signed a service agreement that will see GE undertaking the support and maintenance of four TMS LNG vessels—Corcovado, Kita, Palu and Yari—for the next 10 years.
GE will provide maintenance services to TMS fleet’s electric propulsion system, including providing parts to the propulsion motors, medium-voltage drives, generators and switchboard. It will also upgrade the vessels’ propulsion automation systems to enhance their remote and diagnostic capabilities.
The four vessels are equipped with electric propulsion system provided by GE. The technology is one of the cleanest propulsions for LNG vessels.
Moreover, the TMS’ fleet will be installed with a Visor remote monitoring system, which can provide operators with vessel health status and help identify potential issues that will affect the ability to provide the diagnostic service. This digital software is fundamental to assist GE’s field service engineers to quickly assess the potential root cause of the failure and recovery paths options to execute fast and effective service during unplanned downtime.