Finning Power Systems has signed a five-year, £2.5m ($3m) genset support agreement with UK-based international service company, Serco.
Finning, the UK’s sole supplier of Caterpillar engines is to provide product support for all of the company’s UK and Ireland marine operations as well as all land-based generator sets located at over 400 facilities nationwide.
The UK firm has been providing engine support to Serco for the past year on its ‘Future Provision of Maritime Services contract (FMPS)’; a contract awarded to Serco by the UK Ministry of Defence for the provision of marine services at UK Royal Navy bases.
This is the first time that Serco has sub-contracted all of its engine support requirements to a single provider.
Alongside traditional repair, maintenance and service provision, the exclusive agreement also includes asset management of all the engines in the estate, provision of genuine spare parts as well as cost of ownership analysis, to ensure that each asset is delivering efficient performance.
The contract comprises all of Serco’s marine operations including 54 vessels on the FMPS contract, the Northlink ferry line in Scotland and support for international nuclear shipping (INS) container vessels and includes a diverse range of engine types and makes, such as Caterpillar, Perkins, MaK, Ruston, Deutz and MAN.
In addition, Finning will provide multibrand product support of standby generator sets at over 400 Serco facilities in the UK, including local authority and government buildings, sports centres and hospitals.