Colombo Dockyard has been attracting major dredger operators globally such as Dredging International, Belgium, Van Ood Ship Management, Netherlands, Dredging Corporation of India, Dharti Dredging and Infrastructure Ltd. India for their repair requirements.
Given the proven past track record of Colombo Dockyard on handling similar or more complicated projects successfully, helped the owners to place confidence in Colombo for the repair requirements of the sophisticated trailing suction dredger repairs, as this was the first experience with the Colombo Dockyard for this client.
The owners have planned the lay-up repairs during monsoon period, where the dredging activity is slow and they can release the vessel for a major lay-up. During this call the owners were preparing the vessel for her first drydocking survey repair requirements. The work extensive scope package consisted of:
Port & Stbd Kort Nozzle SS liner Renewal.
Dredger bottom door repairs including packing renewal.
Renewal of Port & Stbd Trailing pipes and hopper discharge pipes.
Hydraulically operated Butterfly valves modification in Center Keel son
Inside hopper doublering by Hardox plates.
Overhauling Hydraulic operated Sluice valves in dredge system.
Repairs of Port & Stbd Suction slide, suction bend , Fork arm and Gimble ring.
Renewal of Port & Stbd Dredge suction sleeve and mouth ring.
Installation of new plate heat Exchanger.
Modification of Jet nozzles in side hopper.
Port & Stbd Rudder removal and renewal of Controllable Pitch Propeller Blades.
Full blasting of hull and change of coating scheme.
The critical work scope was executed by the steel department on the Kort Nozzle liner renewal, the condition of the existing lining was in bad state. The bottom door repairs were carried out meticulously meeting the owner’s requirements. The owners were very happy with the workmanship, speed of repair and the professional approach taken by the yard to tackle the entire project successfully.
The repairs were carried out meeting the requirements of China Classification Society. The vessel went on back to her operational duties soon after completion of repair work. Taking this business relationship further the owners are looking at Colombo Dockyard as one of their preferred repair centres for the fleet operating in the region. The project was coordinated by the Mr. Jayanath Fernando –Ship Manager, ably supported by all the production department teams. Mr.Gandika waligamage- Steel dept, Mr. Ruchira Ranaweera, Engine Dept, Mr.Reyal Sulaiman-Deck Dept, Mr.Anurudhdha Weerasinghe-
The owner’s representatives Mr. Liu Zxi and Mr. Mark overlooked the project during the repair call in Colombo.
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