M/T Seadancer, Suezmax crude oil underwent repairs and dry-dock, between 21.11.2010 – 05.12.2010, in Constanta Shipyard, during which, the following main works were effected:
- External hull treatment:
o High Pressure Fresh Water Jet washing: 24,290 m²;
o Gritblasting SA1/SA2 appr. 12% of above mentioned area;
o Painting: Touch up – 3 coats, Full Coat – 3 coats;
- Dry-dock works:
o Anchor chains ranging, cleaning and marking, valves overhauling, propeller removal / refitting and tail shaft sealing system (aft) overhauling;
- Mechanical and electrical works:
o Cargo pumps overhauling (3 pc.), ballast pumps overhauling (2 pc.)
o IGS fans and electric motors overhauling.
Aside from above mentioned typical works, the shipyard carried out and successfully completed the installation of a stern “Mewis Duct”, designed to optimize / reduce power and fuel consumption (~6% reduction). This special project involved extensive attention and efforts, being a “first timer” for both Shipyard and Owners, and actually becoming the headline of performed works for subject vessel. The “Mewis Duct” was transferred to shipyard’s premises in disassembled condition (duct halves, stiffeners, assembling plates and bracket) and the installation process required considerable precision during step-by-step trimming and adjustment of fastening/mounting elements until the required position and alignment were achieved.
|Type||Crude oil tanker|