Western Shiprepair and Tallinn Shipyard, members of BLRT Grupp welcome a line of ships from Stolt Tankers
Already for two years, our ship repair yards have been developing a partnership with Norwegian company Stolt Tankers, a well-known global shipping company. They have brought more than one line of its ships to WSR for maintenance. In the last two years, WSR has retrofitted equipment and undertaken maintenance work that cannot be completed whilst the ships are at sea on 15 such ships, 14 this year. A number of ships were also maintained at Tallinn Shipyard.
Quite recently, the WSR team completed maintenance and servicing work on the 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐋𝐓 𝐁𝐈𝐒𝐌𝐔𝐓𝐇 in FD 170. The chemical tanker, more than 165 m long and almost 27 m wide, which was built five years ago, has undergone equipment updates to meet the requirements of its class.
A bit earlier, two other tankers, i.e. 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐋𝐓 𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 and 𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐋𝐓 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄, of Stolt Tankers left the quays of WSR after performing routine maintenance and painting jobs.
According to Andrius Norkus, Project Manager at WSR Production Department, the peculiarity of maintenance tasks of those tankers was its complexity due to the impressive size of the vessels. Each of them was more than 177 m long and 31 m wide. Those were some of the largest vessels docked at FD 170 to date.
According to Vladimir Nazarov, Superintendent of Stolt Tankers, never from the very beginning of the partnership until now have they been disappointed with the quality of services. The yard has earned the name of a reliable and flexible partner who performs high-quality work in a timely manner, therefore we plan to continue our cooperation.
Stolt Tankers operates a fleet of 152 sophisticated chemical tankers, providing safe, reliable, and high-quality global transportation services for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and clean petroleum products. Its deep-sea fleet is seamlessly integrated with Stolt Tankers’ regional fleets in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, and inland barging services in Europe and the Gulf Coast of the US.
Stolt Tankers is a division of Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL), a long-term investor and manager of businesses focused on opportunities in logistics, distribution, and aquaculture. The Stolt-Nielsen portfolio consists of its three global bulk liquid and chemicals logistics businesses – Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers – Stolt Sea Farm and investments in LNG. Stolt-Nielsen Limited is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs: SNI).