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  • There is still time to book onto April's Superintendent Training Course with EMCS!

    9th February 2017

    EMCS International are still taking bookings for the next Superintendent Training Course, which is confirmed as Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th April 2017. This programme, which has no pre-requisite for attendance, attracts delegates working in every aspect of the marine industry.

    Endorsed by DNV-GL, IMarEST, The Nautical Institute, the
    University College Isle of Man (formerly Isle of Man International Business School), the Isle of Man Ship Registry and EMCS International.

    This course was a finalist in the Lloyds London Awards for “Best Training” and feedback is consistently very positive, with “excellent” and “invaluable” amongst comments from attending delegates.

    Click here for further information
    Click here for an editorial of the course by the Telegraph.

    For a registration form, overview of timetable and topics covered, list of alumni or any other information please contact enquiries@emcs.co.im or ship@shiprepairers.co.uk

Lagersmit's HML liner versus ceramic liner coatings!

20th January 2017

For many years stern tube seal manufacturers have offered the option to provide a ceramic coating (plasma spray process) on cylinder liners.

For several years Lagersmit have offered a relatively unknown, but better alternative : a coating of tungsten carbide applied using the HVOF (high velocity oxygen fuel) process.

Click here to see how Lagersmit's superior Hard Metal Layer (HML) coating differs from ceramic coatings in terms of properties of the materials used, the process in which it is applied and the subsequent benefits!


New Corporate Video For Damen Schelde Marine Services!

17th January 2017

Damen Schelde Marine Services (DSMS) - based in the Netherlands specialise in high end Marine Diesel engine parts.  As the first ever Sulzer licensee builder they are known for their quality, service and stock availability and have a global network and over 90 year experience in supplying.  

Click here to see Damen Schelde’s corporate video which helps to explain their vision and processes!


Lagersmit - Everything Under One Roof!

10th January 2017

Lagersmit develops modular made to measure stern tube sealing solutions for both new build and retrofit applications.  

Lagersmit's warehouse, production facility and office are all located in one building!  Follow the below links to 2 of Lagersmits blogs which explain the benefits this has on their in house production facility and optimised spare parts inventory.

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF: THE BENEFITS OF AN OPTIMISED SPARE PARTS INVENTORY

EVERYTHING UNDER ONE ROOF (2): THE BENEFITS OF IN-HOUSE PRODUCTION




SRS Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

20th December 2016

Please note that our office will be closed on the 26th and 27th December 2016 and the 2nd January 2017.

Emails will be checked periodically but in cases of urgency please call the following mobile telephone numbers.

Roderick Wordie:        +447767 690704

Marie McClure:          +447765 228984

Hollie Lane:                 +447717 215741

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at SRS!




ASRY wins Lloyds List's ‘Shipyard of the Year’ Award for the 2nd year running

12th December 2016

ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard) has won the Shipyard Of the Year Award at the recent Lloyds List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent (MEIS) Awards 2016, one of the region’s leading honours in the shipping industry. This is the second year in a row the yard has taken home the award, which recognises a shipyard in the Middle East or Indian Subcontinent region that has consistently met the needs of its customers in these times of tight capacity.

ASRY Chairman, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, who received the award on behalf of ASRY, commented, “It is very gratifying to see the judging committee recognise ASRY’s proactive approach to the challenges of a low maritime repair market to maintain its position as the region’s leading shipyard. Despite harsh conditions in 2015, ASRY posted the highest number of vessels repaired in a single year at 243, and in 2016 the highest number of rigs repaired in a single year. We are committed to constant evolution to maintain our leading position, putting customer satisfaction and safety above all else.”

This award comes off the back of the shipyard also winning the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the Seatrade Maritime Awards earlier in the year, showing that despite changes taking place in the yard’s senior management, operations are continuing unaffected.  The panel of independent judges debated the winners in a private closed-door session to determine the overall winners. The gala event took place in Dubai at the Palazzo-Versace Hotel with leaders from the regional maritime industry attending. This recent accolade is ASRY’s fourth victory in the Shipyard of the Year award category, which it also won in 2015, 2013 and 2011.



EMCS International Limited - Tank Cleaning Services

6th December 2016
 

Over the last few months the specialist teams at EMCS have been engaged in a good number of tank cleaning projects.
3 recent examples being:

  • 8 man team (Polish) engaged in ballast tank cleaning due to an oil spillage from the adjacent heavy fuel oil tank on a “Mini-Bulker” alongside at a Dutch Port. The team travelled to Holland by mini-bus, working day and night (in 12 hour shifts) to get cleaning works completed in a 36 hour period in order to allow vessel to continue trading.  Work was completed in good time and to the satisfaction of vessel’s manager.

  • 3 man team (Romanian) cleaning Heavy Fuel Oil Tanks (x 3, plus service and settling tanks) of a container vessel during her passage across the Atlantic, (joining at Panama) and completing works during vessel’s drydock in the Mediterranean.

  • 12 man team (Polish) who joined a Ro-Ro Cargo Vessel at Algeciras and sailed with her to NW Europe in order to clear and clean out fuel tanks from use for Heavy Fuel Oil to Low Sulphur Gas Oil as a requirement of her new charter.  Works were completed with the team working 2 shifts (of 12 hours), in good time (though workload became much bigger than anyone expected) and to the satisfaction of all parties.

Teams can be provided at short notice to any major port worldwide.  PPE, Consumables, etc, can be provided as required.

Please also note that EMCS can provide specialist ballast tank and deck cosmetic upgrading teams for longer term projects.

For more details on the services that can be provided or for a competitive quotation/proposal, please contact Roderick, Marie or Hollie at ship@shiprepairers.co.uk / +441367 860050 or EMCS on enquiries@emcs.co.im / +44 1624 833955.  

Gibdock welcomes back a familiar guest from Louis Cruises

28th November 2016

A familiar cruise ship visitor has returned to Gibdock, with the Gibraltar yard undertaking exacting repair and renewal work on Thomson Majesty, the Thomson-operated luxury vessel owned by Louis Cruises.

The project involved two weeks in Gibdock’s No. 1 dock for the 207m loa (41,000gt) vessel within a fixed schedule, after Thomson Majesty came off her summer port rotations, in preparation for her regular winter cruising duties. The vessel left the dock on November 18, before departing the yard on November 21.

See our Downloads for the full press release.


Dormac Dock 1 Is Operational

10th November 2016 

International Marketing and Sales Manager, Gary Pulford said "We are extremely pleased to announce that Dormac Dock 1 will be operational from November 5th 2016. It has been an incredibly long, but satisfying journey to reach this massive milestone.
This is Dormac Dock 1 and only the beginning.
 
The new 7.5ton Gantz cranes have started arriving and are scheduled to be installed and fully operational by the end of November 2016. Mobiles will be used until that time.
 
The adjacent new 7000m2 laydown/ sub sea fabrication area is now paved and completed.
 
The new building slipway is retained for small craft dockings, conversions, fabrications and is supported by a 100ton goliath crane.
 
The quay perpendicular to the repair quay and dock is dredged to 6m (for the time being) and is now 100m in length.
  
The arrival of this dock, combined with the additional facilities is set to create a foundation for Dormac to more than double their business, even in these trying times, and which will certainly lead to better efficiencies and improved delivery and pricing."

Click here for full details
 
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for availability or additional information regarding Dormac Dock 1 or the adjacent facilities.



ASRY Hits 100-rig Milestone

19th October 2016

ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has welcomed its 100th rig repair job to the yard, as 2016 posts the highest number of rig repair contracts in the yards history. The project is on the high specification jack-up rig ‘Bob Palmer’, one of the largest jack-up rigs in the world,  owned and operated by Rowan Companies, which is one of the world’s leading providers of offshore contract drilling services, and long-term client of ASRY’s. Click here to read the full report.

 


Gibdock delivers for Seatruck with Clipper service

13th October 2016

Gibdock has extended its extensive track record in the passenger and freight ferry market by redelivering the Seatruck Ferries container/ro-ro vessel Clipper Point on-time, after a fast turnaround 11-day renewal project for the Clipper Group-owned operator.

Read full story on our casestudies!

Thank you to all who joined us at IMPA London 2016!


23rd September 2016

We would like to give a huge thank you to all who visited our stand at this years IMPA exhibition.  Should you have any questions for us please find our contact details as below.

Joost Miserus – KET Marine (far left)
Tel: +31 168 328 550
Email: j.miserus@ketmarine.nl  

Hollie Lane - SRS (second from left)
Tel: +44 (0) 1367 860050
E-mail: ship@shiprepairers.co.uk

Marie McClure - SRS (centre)
Tel: +44 (0) 1367 860050
Email: ship@shiprepairers.co.uk

Keke Liu – Lagersmit (second from right)
Tel: + 31 88 0216205
Email: Keke.liu@lagersmit.com
 
Jeroen Caris - DSMS (far right)
Tel: + 31 118 712 006
Email: jc@dsmd247.biz

Visit SRS at IMPA London 2016!

IMPA London 2016 will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II exhibition and conference centre on the 21st and 22nd of September.  Register at http://impalondon.com/register to attend for free.

Come along to stand 57 to meet SRS representatives Roderick Wordie, Marie McClure and Hollie Lane who will be available to discuss the global range of shipyards and marine spares and service providers whom they represent.

SRS will be joined by..



Keke Liu

Lagersmit- the origin of of sealing solutions serves the worldwide maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets with high-quality sealing solutions.  Supreme seals are suitable for both new build and retrofit applications for which Lagersmit can provide highly qualified service engineers.  Advanced options include HML coatings for extra durable liners and Supreme Ventus and Athmos seals which ensure zero-emissions of oil.



Joost Miserus 


KET Marine specialise in supplying spare parts for Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators and SWEP, GEA EcoFlex, Tranter and APV heat exchanger modules.  In order to minimise lead times they keep a regular stock of approximately 20,000 different spare parts ensuring they can quote for and dispatch whatever you require within 24 hours.  KET Marine also offer a large pool of exchange bowls for both Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators, balanced, tested and delivered from stock.



Jeroen Caris

Damen Schelde Marine Services specialise in providing spare parts for both main and auxiliary engines for Wartsila, MAN B&W, Daihatsu, Yanmar and Rexroth (now Aventics) pneumatics.  Their extensive stock of new wear and tear parts and their own in-house forwarding department from their warehouse in Vlissingen (Netherlands) minimises the time an engine is non-operational.

We look forward to seeing you at stand 57!

Lagersmit - THE MOVIE!

15th September 2016

Click here to view Lagersmit's movie, a behind the scenes look at how they ensure peace of mind for your seals.


KET Marine - Explaining our process from A to Z

5th September 2016

Ever wonder what happens with your enquiries? How KET Marine assure the best possible solution for any of your separator requirements? How they keep all stakeholders from both technical and purchasing side happy? Please take a look at KET Marine's new animated explanatory video about what they do and how they do it! Hope you'll enjoy it!

If the video has got you interested in the program we offer for spare parts supply and service solutions, please don't hesitate to contact us on ship@shiprepairers.co.uk or contact KET Marine directly via WWW.KETMARINE.NL

Come and Meet Our Principals At SMM!

1st September 2016

Roderick Wordie, Marie McClure and Hollie Lane will accompany their Principal's at SMM this year.

To arrange a meeting please follow the link to our contact details, or otherwise find us at one of the stands below.

Shipyards
  • Gibdock Hall B3, Stand 205
  • Gemak Hall B3, Stand 209
  • Dormac Hall B3, Stand 207
  • ASRY Hall B3, Stand 207
  • Nico Hall B3, Stand 2014
  • HRDD Hall B8, Stand 103
  • Asmar Hall B8, Stand 218
Marine Services and Spare Parts Supply
  • Damen Schelde Marine Services Hall A4, Stand 410
  • KET Marine, Hall A3, Stand 417
  • Lagersmit, Hall A1, Stand 231
  • Intelligent Engineering Hall B5, Stand 321
We look forward to meeting you!

Gibdock Clocks Record Summer for Offshore Business

31st August 2016

Simultaneous attention to four offshore support vessels at Gibdock demonstrates that the Gibraltar yard is now a regional hub for this specialized repair, maintenance and renewal work, operating as a base for mobilisation and de-mobilisation projects.   

Gibdock achieved its busiest month this year in the offshore market in June 2016, pressing home its strategic location and reputation for high quality, on-time redelivery, at a time when it is updating a series of management, safety and environment accreditations.   

Four offshore vessels were at Gibdock at the same time, highlighting its status as the ‘go to’ regional hub for OSV, seismic survey ship, dive support vessel, anchor handling tug supply ship, pipe layer and construction support vessel work, says Managing Director Richard Beards.   

“We are now attracting offshore vessels operating worldwide, but our advantageous location enables us to be particularly competitive for assets being mobilised, or demobilised in the Mediterranean and West Africa areas,” he says. 

Click here to view the full press release.


A smooth transition to superintendent status with EMCS' Superintendents’ Training Course

10th August 2016

The move from working at sea to working ashore is not always an easy one. But a special course run in the Isle of Man aims to give seafarers the skills and knowledge they need to progress their careers as respected maritime professionals on land.

Nautilus International's Steven Kennedy joined the students last month, click here to read the full report.

The programme runs twice a year, April and October.  Course fee (tuition only) is £3,000.  

Next course dates:

24th September – 2nd October 2016
April/May 2017 (Dates TBC)
September/October 2017 (Dates TBC)

Click here for full details or contact Steve George on +44 (0)1624 833 955 or email enquiries@emcs.co.im.

NICO International join forces with Global Boiler

2nd August 2016

Dubai marine and industrial engineering firm NICO International has combined its skilled “blue collar” workforce with the “white collar” nous of Danish company Global Boiler in a joint venture that is already benefitting the vast Arabian Gulf fleet.
 
The alliance will offer boiler maintenance, repair and operation services across the Middle East, strengthening NICO’s position as one of the region’s foremost maritime solutions providers while supplementing the innovation Global Boiler has already demonstrated at its Denmark HQ and in Singapore.
 
“Considering the market trends and NICO’s vision of being the best marine and industrial solutions provider, this partnership with Global Boiler is a significant step for NICO in becoming an even more attractive market player,” said NICO gm John McFadyen.
 
Global Boiler set up in Dubai three years ago as a pivot between its European and the Far East operations but has until now not sought work in the Middle East. Technical director Michael Søndergaard sees “very good prospects” in the region.
 
“NICO have a well trained staff with the blue collars and the intention is we should supply the white collars. We can supplement each other well,” Søndergaard said.
 
“Now we have the manpower base with local guys who can freely go in and out of the shipyards, they are already registered, they have their local welding certificates, the safety courses, everything, it makes things are lot easier. Today we are having the signing ceremony but we have already had people on jobs and so far it is very successful.”
 
McFadyen is an instant advocate after a recent project on LNG vessels at Dubai Drydocks. Global Boiler oversaw the assembly of 500 tubes in cassettes in the controlled environment of a NICO workshop whereas the work had previously been done on board in cramped conditions not always conducive to perfect welds.
 
“We did two complete re-tubings on the NGS Co. vessels in Dubai Drydocks with an innovative idea that Global Boiler have with the tubes being intersects. We had never used that technology before and it saved us an awful lot of time, an awful lot of welding and the [associated] possibility of failures,” McFadyen said.
 
“It saved us a lot of time, money and energy and proved to be extremely successful with the client who is probably our biggest client in the area currently.”
 
Acquired by Chalmers Engineering nine months ago, NICO's now 2600-strong workforce has entered its fifth decade offering riding squads, afloat repairs and dry-docking and a wide range of associated services across the Middle East.

Dormac Durban acquire new floating dock!

26th July 2016

“Dormac Dock 1” is the first brand new composite floating dock to enter service in Southern Africa, and the single largest investment by the Southey Holdings Group into the Ship Repair industry in the region. The arrival of Dock 1 allows Dormac not only to accommodate a greater volume of clients’ vessels, but also to better utilise existing panamax docking facilities. The dock is equipped with the latest energy-efficient technology and a computerised levelling system, as well as two brand new 16m 7.5-tonne cranes (instead of the typical 5-tonne cranes).

Dormac Dock 1 is alongside the purpose-built quay, and permanently connected by means of two heavy-duty piles driven 20m deep into the seabed, thus allowing far more stability and control during docking and undocking operations. The quay has been designed with recesses, allowing the dock to operate close to its edge, thus reducing crane span lengths and maximising efficiency. Access is via heavy-duty compensating vehicle access ramps, as well as two biometrically-controlled personnel embarkation points. These not only enhance safety and productivity, but adhere to existing Dormac ISPS-approved procedures.

Based on client demands, the new quay has also been designed with back-of-quay support to accommodate offshore supply base activities and services.

See the full specifications for Dormac Dock 1 on our Downloads


Gibdock’s growing offshore status underlined by Solstad return

15th July 2016

Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard has completed an extensive package of work on Solstad Shipping’s Normand Cutter. The 127m long, 10,979grt construction support vessel (CSV) left the yard on June 29th following a 22-day drydock programme, which included a comprehensive overhaul of its entire propulsion system. 

See the full details on our Case Studies page.


Lagersmit's Oil Collector Ring: The 5 Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

12th July 2016

A clean engine room: safe and one less thing to worry about. The Oil Collector Ring (OCR) prevents oil leakage from the inner seal entering the engine room. The OCR can be used with all new and already delivered Supreme forward seal models. This article answers the five most frequently asked questions!

WHY FIT AN OCR?

Stern tube seal wear and tear can cause the inner seal, located on the stern tube in the engine room, to leak oil. By collecting this type of (normal) oil spillage, the OCR offers various advantages:
  • A clean engine room
  • ​Prevents a slippery floor and thus the risk of accidents
  • Reduces the risk of fire
  • Fewer problems with Port State Control, which no longer accepts this kind of spillage
More information about the Port State Control
ON WHICH SEALS CAN THE OCR BE USED?

All Supreme forward seals in all sizes.

See the full range of Supreme seals we offer 
WHAT PREPARATIONS DOES THE CUSTOMER NEED TO MAKE?

As a precaution, the customer should empty the circulation tank and in some cases the stern tube.
Ensure that the inner seal is easily accessible for the mechanic
Piping will need to be fitted by a pipe fitter.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL AN OCR?

Once everything has been prepared, the OCR can be installed within half a day, with a possible extension to a full day in less-than-ideal situations.

WHAT IS SUPPLIED WITH AN OCR?

On purchasing an OCR, you will receive the following items:
  • Oil Collector Ring
  • Drain tank
  • Optional: Level switch
WHAT IS THE COST?
Another frequently asked question concerns the price. The Oil Collector Ring price depends on various factors. For more information about the cost of installing an OCR, please request a free quotation!
For more information contact Eric de Paauw on +31 (0)88 0216 200 or via email at Sales@Lagersmit.com


Don't sink! Swim with SPS ice class upgrade

28th June 2016

Did you know that it is possible to upgrade a vessel to a higher Ice Class with SPS?  

As polar transit becomes more widespread, the demand for ice class vessels is rising.  The range of vessels now passing through areas with ice hazards includes cruise liners, container ships, semi-submersible drill rigs and their associated support vessels.

Conventional ice class modification is complex and centres around replacing the hull's existing shell plating with thicker steel of a higher material grade, replacement or reinforcement of the existing frames to heavier scantlings and adding new intermediate ice frames in the ice belt region.

Ice class upgrade using SPS is less intrusion. The hull is strengthened externally with minimal internal framing modifications.  SPS is installed in approximately a third of the time taken for a conventional ice class modification which reduces downtime and associated costs.

We will:
1. Provide a Classification Society approved solution
2. Undertake the elastomer injection to stringent QC standards
3. Work under contract to the owner/operator for the design and injection with associated steelwork provided to IE’s specification.  Alternatively, we can provide a turnkey package to include steelwork.

To discuss your upgrade requirements, please contact:
Ian Nash + 44 1753 890575
Jonny Lim +65 6513 2782


ASRY Launches Safety Campaign

13th June 2016

See our downloads for more information.


Looking for the best sealing solution for your application? See Lagersmit's customised options for their Supreme® seals.

10th June 2016

Click here to download Lagersmit's customised options for your sterntube seals.


Meet our Principals at Poseidonia!

Roderick Wordie, Managing Director or SRS will be joined at Poseidonia by our Principals as follows;

Shipyards

ASMAR - Chile, Hall 2, Stand 148
GIBDOCK – Gibraltar, Hall 2, Stand 106
GEMAK – Turkey, Hall 2, Stand 119
DAKARNAVE – Senegal, Hall 2, Stand 119
DORMAC – South Africa, Hall 1, Stand 317
MEC PANAMA – Hall 3, Stand 307

Specialist Marine Services

LAGERSMIT – Hall 4, Stand 125
KET MARINE – Hall 4, Stand 125
DAMEN SCHELDE MARINE SERVICES – Hall 3, Stand 132
 
NICO INTERNATIONAL – UAE, ASRY – Bahrain and HUARUN DADONG DOCKYARD (HRDD) – China will also be attending.

Intelligent Engineering has repaired the deck of the Atlantic Optimist

13th May 2016
Intelligent Engineering (IE) has repaired the deck of a Ueushuk Fisheries-owned fixed gear vessel – the Atlantic Optimist.  The existing steelwork on board the vessel was badly corroded, access tight and a crop-and-replace repair was an unattractive option.  

When IE personnel arrived in Canada in mid-April, the 40 m2 of deck requiring steel reinstatement had already been grit blasted. Solid perimeter bars that form the boundary of the cavity and top plates were welded into place and the resulting cavity injected with the elastomer core to form the new composite deck (existing deck - 3/4” elastomer core - 1/4” steel top plate). The SPS deck reinstatement was substantially quicker than an equivalent conventional steel repair.  

Captain Rex Simmonds, Ueushuk Fisheries Ltd commented, “Cutting out the deck and replacing it, would have delayed our fishing season and lost revenue. SPS was recommended to us and it was an excellent choice.  The deck was completed four weeks faster and cheaper than if we had to cut out the old deck and put in a new one. IE’s on-site project manager was very amenable and ensured we were on schedule, whilst management were excellent to deal with and very fair when it came to project administration.”  He continued, “I like the fact that the new deck is much stronger because the old deck is still there with a new deck on top bonded by the elastomer core. I recommend this process to anyone who has to replace steel on board ships where the SPS system can be used.”


Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders Ltd has been named Gibdock's ‘Agent of the Year’ for 2015!
20th April 2016
Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders Ltd has been named Gibdock ‘Agent of the Year’ for 2015, an award given to the agency whose eff orts resulted in the most business for the yard in a given year.

SRS, based in the UK, is led by Managing Director Roderick Wordie, who expresses particular satisfaction in the achievement, given that this is the third time SRS has been so-recognised. “We are delighted to have won the 2015 award, which has been possible due to Gibdock’s full support of and on-time redelivery of vessels to our UK client base,” says Wordie.

“The yard is most proactive and very customer-orientated, and this results in repeat business. Winning business for Gibdock is very much a team effort, where the marketing done by SRS and the quality and timely redelivery achieved by Gibdock are entirely compatible. For UK clients, Gibdock is recognised as a high quality ship repair yard in an excellent location, and these attributes are likely to remain beneficial when it comes to attracting future business.”


Heavy Weather Protection for Assets using SPS
4th April 2016
A study by G Notaro, K Brinchmann and E Steen from DNV-GL, Technical Advisory Ship and Offshore and N Oma, Statoil ASA titled, Evaluation of the fendering capabilities of the SPS for an offshore appliction, concluded that, "The performed study showed how the installation of the SPS overlay can strengthen the strucuture against impact loads."

Major storms are becoming a more regular feature of our global weather pattern.  We have seen an increase in the number of incidences of damage to vessels and offshore assets as a result of ‘slamming’ caused by these extreme and violent weather systems.
Slamming and wave impacts cause local damage to side shells, bottoms and bows, increase structural fatigue, the propagation of hull cracks and, ultimately, failure of a vessel’s structure.

SPS can be used to strengthen a vessel’s structure quickly and non-intrusively.  It can be used to strengthen bows and side shells and increase longitudinal hull girder strength.  The polyurethane core allows impact energy to be absorbed and dissipated through a structure resulting in a longer life than that of conventional stiffened steel. 

We will:

1. Provide a Classification Society approved solution
2. Undertake the elastomer injection to stringent QC standards
3. Work under contract to the owner/operator for the design and injection with associated steelwork provided to IE’s specification.  Alternatively, we can provide a turnkey package to include steelwork.

To discuss your upgrade requirements, please contact:
Ian Nash + 44 1753 890575
Jonny Lim +65 6513 2782

Click here for full details



Lagersmit expands its sealing service presence to North America, Central America and the Caribbean
22nd April 2016
Delivering Peace of Mind with the best seals, services and spare parts, wherever and whenever in the world. That's the main focus of Lagersmit. Therefore Lagersmit announced Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) as its exclusive U.S.-based service agent. SGS is a premier underwater repair, maintenance and marine solutions provider for the global marine industry

"With this collaboration SGS is able to deliver high-end service to Lagersmit customers in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. SGS was the obvious choice to be our service agent in the region because it has professionally trained divers and technicians to carry out repairs previously possible only out of the water,” explains Michel Chiel, Service Manager at Lagersmit. "Their main support will be on regular maintenance and in addition Subsea Global Solutions makes it possible to run underwater service on Lagersmit seals." 

Subsea Global Solutions has professionally trained diver and technicians to carry out repairs previously possible only out of the water. Bonding new seal rings, removal or installation of spacer rings, and even complete replacements can be performed at anchor or during cargo handling operations without interference with the vessel's schedule.


Using SPS Overlay to line bulkheads allows HFO and MGO to be stored in adjacent tanks
25th January 2016

Did you know that SPS Overlay can be used to create a compact and maintenance free thermal barrier between two tanks with minimal loss of tank capacity?  Useful when faced with storing liquids at very different temperations.  This in itself causes problems of hot salt environments and accelerated corrosion in adjacent ballast water tanks.  All of these issues can be solved with SPS Overlay.

A 40mm thick SPS plate acts as a thermal barrier which achieves a temperature differential of 36°C.  This system can be used to line bulkheads allowing HFO and MGO to be stored in adjacent tanks.  This compact barrier also minimises hot salt environments or heat leak from cargo tanks to adjacent ballast tanks in product tankers, where HFO may be stored at up to 80 degrees.  The SPS Overlay insulates the fuel and lowers the cost of heating the fuel as well as minimising corrosion to the ballast tank bulkhead.

The insulating properties of the core material also allows for the use of dissimilar metals.  SPS Overlay was used to line a carbon steel Enhanced Oil Recovery tank with stainless steel in order to maximise thermal insulation and minimise corrosion or chemical contamination.  Tank capacity is not compromised due to the compact thickness of SPS Overlay.  No changes need to be made to the existing structure and there is no need for void spaces between tanks which would require through life inspection.  SPS Overlay offers the flexibility to undertake this work whilst the vessel is at sea.

Intelligent Engieering, the makers of SPS Overlay will;

1. Provide a Classification Society approved solution
2. Undertake the elastomer injection to stringent QC standards
3. Work under contract to the owner/operator for the design and injection with associated steelwork provided to IE’s specification.  Alternatively, we can provide a turnkey package to include steelwork.



ST Marine Wraps Up 2015 in Style
5th January 2016 
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), a marine arm of ST Engineering, has secured new orders worth about $344m for its shiprepair and engineering business groups in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The company said that the contracts cover major upgrades, conversion, maintenance and repair of vessels in the naval and commercial segments.

These vessels include patrol vessels, pipe-laying vessel, accommodation & work barge, oil & chemical tankers, and a cruise ship. The new orders also included logistics management services.

“These projects are being carried out in the Singapore facilities, and will be delivered progressively over the next two to six years,” the company further added.

As informed, these contracts are not expected to have any material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share and earnings per share of ST Engineering for the current financial year.

World Maritime News (2016)



SRS Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

23rd December 2015

Please note our office will be closed from the 25th-28th December 2015 and the 1st-3rd January 2016.

Emails will be checked periodically but in cases of urgency please call the following mobile telephone numbers.
Roderick Wordie:        +447767 690704

Marie McClure:          +447765 228984

Hollie Lane:                 +447717 215741

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at SRS!



NICO International Take Delivery of New Diving Decompression Chamber
9th December 2015

NICO International have recently taken delivery of a fully certified, and IMCA compliant, Diving Decompression Chamber from Unique Systems FZE.  The decompression chamber is fully operational at NICO International's workshop when not mobilized on their diving vessel to ensure the threat of decompression sickness can be dealt with immediately. 

NICO International have an agreement with Dubai London Clinic & Specialty Hospital for a Diving Medical Retainer. The retainer includes 24 hour assistance from Physician Dr. Barbara Vela, a specialist in diving medicine who, if required, can administer medical care inside the decompression chamber to our divers.

The Underwater Services Department is based inside Fujairah Port, United Arab Emirates, and caters to the various vessels calling at Fujairah Anchorage for stores, bunkering and crew changes.

Nico’s services include, but are not limited to:
  • Hull Cleaning
  • Propeller Polishing
  • Emergency Blanking
  • CCTV Class Surveys
  • U/W Welding
  • Anchor Recovery
  • Power Plant Pipeline & Intake Cleaning
  • SPM Maintenance
  • Marine Construction

For more information click here or to view Nico's full range of Underwater Services please see their brochure on our Downloads page.



Lagersmit launches the Oil Collector Ring
9th December 2015
A clean engine room provides safety. The Oil Collector Ring (OCR) prevents oil droplets or mist from the stern tube and the forward seal entering the engine room. The OCR is applicable to all Supreme seals both new and delivered models.

Wear at the stern tube seal which is located in the engine room may cause emission of oil. Sometimes emission is limited to mist. When the wear is heavy drops of oil will enter the engine room. The OCR captures this kind of oil emission which entails several benefits:
  • A clean engine room
  • Prevents a slippery floor and the risks of accidents
  • Reduces fire risks
  • Fewer issues with Port State Control which no longer accepts this type of pollution
“This is what we call ‘Peace of Mind” explains Dustin van Horik, Manager Commerce. “The OCR ensures that possible use of oil in the forward seal is captured.”

With the OCR Lagersmit adds a new product to their Supreme product line which makes zero-emission of oil possible. The OCR is available for both new and existing seals.
Click here to see the Oil Collector Ring in action!







Gibdock secures breakthrough exhaust scrubber project  

18th November 2015

Gibdock has secured a breakthrough exhaust gas scrubber retrofit project covering five vessels operated by ship management major Norbulk Shipping and owned by global shipping group Vroon. 

The contract represents a sizeable debut in specialised EGS work. With all five ships also undergoing special survey drydocking, the job is the Gibraltar yard’s largest single assignment in 2015. The landmark project is also the first ship-series SOx abatement technology retrofit win for any Southern European yard.     
Using EGS, shipowners can continue operating on heavy fuel oil instead of more expensive marine gas oil to meet IMO rules on SOx emissions that came into force in Sulphur Emissions Control Areas on Jan 1, 2015. 

“We are the first yard in the region to win a major exhaust scrubber project,” said Richard Beards, Gibdock Managing Director. “Our ideal location means that we are always attractive for owners considering this area. Gibdock’s competitiveness, high quality workmanship and on-schedule redelivery has led to this breakthrough deal, which opens a new chapter in the industry’s EGS installation work options.”  

For further details visit our "Case Studies" page or contact:

Richard Beards       
Managing Director, Gibdock     
Tel: +350 20059400                    
E-mail: rb@gibdock.com                   




Come and visit Lagersmit, KET Marine and Damen Schelde Marine Services at Europort Rotterdam!
29th October 2015

From 3 - 6 November 2015 Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding.

Lagersmit (formerly known as IHC Sealing Solutions) serves the worldwide maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets with high-quality sealing solutions.  Supreme seals are suitable for both new build and retrofit applications for which Lagersmit can provide highly qualified service engineers.  Advanced options include HML coatings for extra durable liners and Supreme Ventus and Athmos seals which ensure zero-emissions of oil. Come and speak to Lagersmit in Hall 7, Stand 7308.

KET Marine specialise in supplying spare parts for Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators and SWEP, GEA EcoFlex, Tranter and APV heat exchanger modules. In order to minimise lead times they keep a regular stock of approximately 20,000 different spare parts ensuring they can quote for and dispatch whatever you require within 24 hours.  KET Marine also offer a large pool of exchange bowls for both Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators, balanced, tested and delivered from stock. KET Marine will be sharing a stand with Ruysch International B.V. in Hall 1, Stand 1317.

Damen Schelde Marine Services specialise in providing spare parts for both main and auxiliary engines for Wartsila, MAN B&W, Daihatsu, Yanmar and Rexroth (now Aventics) pneumatics.  Their extensive stock of new wear and tear parts and their own in-house forwarding department from their warehouse in Vlissingen (Netherlands) minimises the time an engine is non-operational. Damen Schelde Marine Services will be present on the Aventics booth as their official sales partner in Hall 11, Stand 1319.



Thank you to all who joined us at IMPA London 2015!
11th September 2015
May I give a huge thank you to all who visited our stand at this years IMPA exhibition.  Should you have any questions for us please find our contact details as below.

Ezra Lamers - Damen Schelde Marine Services (far left).
Tel:+31 (0) 118 712012
E-mail: EL@dsms247.biz

Marie McClure - SRS (second from left)
Tel: +44 (0) 1367 860050
E-mail: ship@shiprepairers.co.uk

Keke Liu – Lagersmit (centre)
Tel: + 31 88 0216205
Email: Keke.liu@lagersmit.com
 
Joram van Dijk – KET Marine (centre back)
Tel: +31 168 328 550
Email: j.vandijk@ketmarine.nl
 
Hollie Lane - SRS (second from right)
Tel: +44 (0) 1367 860050
Email: ship@shiprepairers.co.uk

Joost Miserus – KET Marine (far right)
Tel: +31 168 328 550
Email: j.miserus@ketmarine.nl



SRS are exclusive UK agents for Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard
3rd August 2015
Bahrain’s ASRY has signed a representation agreement with Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders Ltd (SRS) to exclusively market ASRY’s products, services and facilities to the UK shipping market. The move comes as part of ASRY’s strategic re-alignment of its agent network that has seen several new agents sign with ASRY recently.  Nils Kristian Berge, ASRY Chief Executive said of the new signing, “We are streamlining our agent network to remind our key markets, historically and going forward, of ASRY’s leading position in the Arabian Gulf shipyard scene. The UK has over the years has been a strong supporter of ASRY’s and we are optimistic that partnering with SRS will see the support continue and flourish in the coming years.”  Like ASRY, SRS has a long and distinguished history. Founded in 1968 as the first independent UK marketing agency for ship repair and conversion, SRS has built up an impressive agency network of ship repair yards offering the ship owner and the technical operator the ability to repair vessels on any continent.



Updated scope of supply for Damen Schelde Marine Services
30th July 2015

Damen Schelde Marine Services is a specialist in the supply of high quality Marine Diesel engine parts. With their global network and over 90 year experience as the first ever Sulzer licensee builder, they can provide a high quality, service and stock availability.

Next to their complete supply scope of engine parts for Sulzer engines they also stock engine parts suitable for MAN Diesel, Yanmar, Daihatsu and Wartsila type engines.  For more details visit www.dsms247.biz.



Lagersmit’s Hard Metal Layer significantly improves the life of your seals!
24th July 2015

Protecting liners from wear has always been a challenge. Extensive research has led to the development of an exclusive Lagersmit Hard Metal Layer (HML) to protect the liners.  Under strictly controlled production conditions, the HML is sprayed on the chrome steel liner using an HVOF process. The result: a superior coating that minimizes wear and optimizes the lifetime of Lagersmit liners.

Why is the HML coating better than a ceramic option?

Lagersmits Hard Metal Layer is more ductile, and less brittle than a ceramic coating thus reducing the risk of damage to the coating.  Furthermore, it offers more effective and even heat transfer which reduces the hardening and ageing of the rubber lip seals.

Benefits
  • Lagersmit’s HML coating lengthens the lifetime of the whole seal, the HML layer ensures a smooth running surface minimising wear on the lip seals.
  • Lowers costs by minimising maintenance to a seal and avoiding the need to pull the shaft to replace the liner.
  • Not effected by sand which may embed in the lip seals reducing the wear grooves caused.
References

Tests under specific conditions indicate that the lifetime of a liner may be stretched up to 20 years. The real lifetime varies depending on the specific operating conditions of a seal. Customer experiences show that after 5 years of operation the HML coated liners virtually do not show any wear. Specific references are available on request.



Ship Repairers and Shipbuilders Ltd. will be attending IMPA London 2015!
1st June 2015

IMPA London 2015 will take place in the Queen Elizabeth II exhibition and conference centre, based in the heart of Westminster on the 8th and 9th of September.  Come along to stand 57 to meet SRS representatives Roderick Wordie, Marie McClure and Hollie Lane who will be available to discuss the global range of shipyards and marine spares and service providers whom which they represent.
 
SRS
will be joined by Keke Liu - Lagersmit, Jeroen Caris and Ezra Lamers - Damen Schelde Marine Services and Joost Miserus and Joram van Dijk - KET Marine.
 
Lagersmit (formerly known as IHC Sealing Solutions) serves the worldwide maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets with high-quality sealing solutions.  Supreme seals are suitable for both new build and retrofit applications for which Lagersmit can provide highly qualified service engineers.  Advanced options include HML coatings for extra durable liners and Supreme Ventus and Athmos seals which ensure zero-emissions of oil.

KET Marine specialise in supplying spare parts for Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators and SWEP, GEA EcoFlex, Tranter and APV heat exchanger modules. In order to minimise lead times they keep a regular stock of approximately 20,000 different spare parts ensuring they can quote for and dispatch whatever you require within 24 hours.  KET Marine also offer a large pool of exchange bowls for both Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators, balanced, tested and delivered from stock.

Damen Schelde Marine Services specialise in providing spare parts for both main and auxiliary engines for Wartsila, MAN B&W, Daihatsu, Yanmar and Rexroth (now Aventics) pneumatics.  Their extensive stock of new wear and tear parts and their own in-house forwarding department from their warehouse in Vlissingen (Netherlands) minimises the time an engine is non-operational.


Lagersmit’s solution to ensuring VGP compliance without the need for bio oil
19th May 2015
Lagersmit have developed various options to make their Supreme seals ‘green and lean’ including the development of the Supreme Ventus® system which ensures compliance to the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) revised Vessel General Permits (VGPs).

The Supreme Ventus seal is equipped with a compact self-regulatory unit which effectively matches the internal air pressure with the external water pressure reducing wear on the lip seals and minimising leakage.  The drain tank captures the little oil used by the seal ensuring zero-emissions and allowing the condition of each lip seal to be monitored using the water/oil content in the tank.

DNV GL have confirmed that Lagersmit’s Supreme Ventus system eliminates an oil to sea during normal operating conditions which guarantee’s zero-emissions of oil, enabling compliance to VGP requirements even with the continued use of mineral oil.

Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l67sUeweNn0 for a video demonstration


KET Marine’s solution for converting HFO fuel oil separators to MGO for the SECA area
8th January 2015

According to the IMO/MARPOL regulations, most ships which operate both outside and inside these ECAs will need to modify the fuel oils on which they operate in order to comply with the ECA respective limits.
With regards to your separator operation, KET Marine have the solution to easily convert your HFO separator to run on MGO making it suitable for usage in the SECA area. By offering conversion kits and service accordingly, KET Marine can assist you in successfully updating your fuel treatment to the current emission standard. 
KET marine supply conversion kits and servicing for the complete range of various separator types, including a clear installation instruction with remote or on board support.  Furthermore, by keeping a substantial quantity of Westfalia and Alfa Laval separators in stock, they are always able to either help out with exchange equipment or build you a complete reconditioned unit.   
 
KET Marine’s Quality Management System of Procurement of spare parts for separators, technical services and warehousing has attained approval from Lloyds Register Quality Assurance.



KET Marine goes to Bhutan
7th January 2015
Wonderful Bhutanese guides market KET marine at 4000metres, in a land locked country!  Never under estimate the global power of marketing!



HFO/MGO fuel tank thermal insulation debut for SPS overlay.
9th December 2014

For the first time SPS Overlay has been used to provide thermal insulation boundaries between two Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) tanks to successfully convert one of them into a Marine Gas Oil (MGO) tank. The project was carried out on three tankers at Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar, by Intelligent Engineering’s partner, CTS Offshore and Marine Ltd., on behalf of a global shipping company, each of the three ships had areas of 50m² of SPS Overlay fitted to bulkheads between two adjacent fuel tanks.
This SPS Overlay modification delivers an effective thermal insulation boundary between HFO and MGO tanks, enabling operators to maintain very different but stable temperatures in each individual tank and maximise tank volume.  This small adaptation means that these vessels are able to operate in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) with lower sulphur limits coming into effect from 1 January 2015. 
Martin Brooking, Marine Director at IE stated ‘Tank capacity wasn’t compromised due to the compact thickness of SPS Overlay.  No changes were made to the existing structure and there is no need for void spaces between tanks which would require through life inspection.  The beauty of SPS Overlay is its flexibility of construction - it can be installed whilst the vessel is at sea,’ he concluded. 
SPS is a patented construction technology based on a composite material comprising two metal outer plates bonded to a solid elastomer core.  The plates are separated and continuously supported by the more ductile core.  This gives SPS global strength and stiffness with a much less complex structure that has superior performance characteristics to conventional stiffened steel.  SPS Overlay utilises an existing worn surface, a new top plate and an elastomer core. Over 160 successful projects have now been completed around the globe and approved by the major classification societies.






Lagersmit is the new name for IHC Sealing Solutions!  
4th December 2014
 
IHC Sealing Solutions now operate under the new, but also old and trusted, name of Lagersmit. The new tagline ‘The Origin of Sealing Solutions’ pays tribute to the company’s rich history and its desire to supply the best sealing solutions, now and in the future.  In the summer of 2014, the company became independent and consequently separated from Royal IHC. With this new independence, Lagersmit aims to focus more on its core business, which is to supply sealing solutions for ships, pumps and tidal turbines.  Willem Steenge, CEO Lagersmit, said: “The new name and slogan underline the route we have taken. Customers can rely on trusted expertise, familiar faces and the best possible sealing solutions. Our R&D pipeline is well filled and we are working together with various customer groups to launch new products for the markets that we serve.”  From their high-tech production location in Alblasserdam, Lagersmit serves the worldwide maritime, dredging, energy and industrial markets with high-quality sealing solutions. The company’s network of offices, agents and service stations covers the entire world. 




SRS welcomes Hollie Lane to the team!
31st October 2014

We are very pleased to welcome a new member of the team at SRS!!  Hollie Lane has joined as our Marketing and Administration Assistant and is a very welcome addition to the office.  Hollie has just graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a First Degree in Business and we are sure she will be an asset to us as we move the business forward.

 

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