April and May at Western Shiprepair (WSR), one of BLRT Repair Yards, subsidiaries of BLRT Grupp, passed under the flag of large- scale and complex projects. FD 170 and FD 12 welcomed two impressive vessels belonging to yards long-time partner DEME Group.
Floating dock 12, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒍𝒐𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒅𝒐𝒄𝒌 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔, welcomed the 154.6 m DP2 Fallpipe vessel FLINTSTONE, which is considered one of the most difficult vessels visiting the yard to date.
The FLINTSTONE underwent comprehensive and challenging maintenance. List of performed works included but was not limited to overhaul of KONGSBERG retractable thrusters, piping works, an overhaul of deck equipment, cleaning and painting work, other routine repair jobs.
For 69 days floating dock nr. 170 will be occupied by LOA 182.22 m x B 28,0 m trailing suction hopper dredger PEARL RIVER. Hopper capacity is 24 130 m3, total power installed 19 061 kW.
WSR team of more than 200 people is carrying out several works such as steel renewal, repair of dredging equipment, main engine (2 units) overhaul, cleaning and painting of the vessel, other routine jobs. In addition, the list of main works on PEARL RIVER will be replenished with BWTS unit installation to comply with the requirements of the BWM Convention.
Wider docking capacities bring the company new opportunities and allow it to accept larger ships for repairs and maintenance. Workload has already increased by 30 per cent. Manhours spent on projects in March, April and May have gone up tremendously.
In short, increased perspectives of different ship repair and retrofit projects allow us to secure a solid position in the demanding ship repair market. BLRT Repair Yards will continue to follow a set course and implement technologically complex, large-scale, and ambitious projects for various purposes.