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Atlantic Pacific Marine slashes shipping out-of-service days by almost a week
By: Atlantic Pacific Marine
“The job was such a success that we’re already dealing with another five enquiries for the same service,” says APM’s Managing Director, Leroy Bishop. “The time and money savings are obviously very attractive: both in terms of project turnaround and also the negation of dry-docked, out-of-service days. So too are the inherent Health and Safety advantages,”
The APM and Drillcut team of seven men boarded the Wonder in Nassau, and completed the project within fourteen days. Diamond wire saws were used to cut the Sulzer ZA40S into 32 sections, including all engine components such as the 400mm diameter hardened steel crankshaft case. Each cut took around six hours.
“As well as in-service engine removal, our wire-cutting method will be of considerable benefit for scrubber fittings,” says Mr Bishop. The process will enable APM teams to make fast, clean cuts to exhausts, pre-scrubber insertion. Similarly, evaporator demolition will be much simpler and faster.
Drillcut (UK) Ltd is head-quartered in Bristol, and is recognised throughout the UK as one as one of the leading specialist contractors working in the Diamond Drilling, Sawing and Demolition industries. “Our wire cutting technology has a proven track record for everything from bridge sections to nuclear power station structures. It’s very exciting to be involved with developing it within the marine industry,” says Managing Director Phil Goodfield.
Atlantic Pacific Marine is well established and regarded within the marine industry. Since its 2010 set-up, the company has seen turnover soar to over £4million. APM is head-quartered in Cardiff (Wales, UK); has two further sites in Barry (UK) and is opening a forth in Southampton later this year.
More information about Atlantic Pacific Marine and its services is available from www.atlanticpacific.co / email@example.com / +44 (0) 2920 775599. ENDS
Jenny Batters, JB Marketing and PR
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