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Prestige Cruise Holdings expands Wärtsilä maintenance agreement

Prestige Cruise Holdings expands Wärtsilä maintenance agreement
Two vessels have been added to the five-year maintenance agreement signed in 2012 between Wärtsilä and Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. The agreement now covers eight ships with a total of 35 Wärtsilä engines.

The agreement covers proactive planning and involves dedicated teams from both parties working closely to ensure maximized engine lifetime, reduced operational costs and optimal performance.

Services under the agreement include maintenance planning, technical surveys, condition monitoring, spare parts supply, training and workshop services. The terms also put the responsibility for the PCH vessels' maintenance on Wärtsilä, while raising PCH's ability to budget with greater certainty since maintenance planning and service are at fixed prices.

'We have been very satisfied with our cooperation with Wärtsilä,' said Robin Lindsay, evp vessel operations for PCH. 'Wärtsilä has displayed their ability to deliver the value that they promised in the agreement, providing us the peace of mind through risk sharing and a streamlined cost structure.'

According to Sean Carey, gm of contract management for Wärtsilä North America, the purpose of maintenance agreements is to enable customers to focus on their core business.

'We are very pleased that Prestige sees the added value in this agreement with Wärtsilä and has chosen to add two more vessels,' Carey said.