Turbo maintenance agreement cuts dredging costs

21 Mar 2014
ABB Turbocharging and Van Oord have concluded a three-year maintenance agreement

ABB Turbocharging and Van Oord have concluded a three-year maintenance agreement

ABB has announced a three-year maintenance agreement with dredging specialist Van Oord, covering global maintenance of turbochargers for 2014-2016.

According to ABB Turbocharging Benelux, the agreement will result in fewer repairs, lower failure rates and less downtime for Van Oord. The main focus of the agreement is to ensure the highest level of availability for Van Oord’s fleet, and to minimise CO2 emissions. This, says ABB, will be achieved by efficient maintenance and, wherever possible, continuous improvement in the technical performance of the turbochargers.

“The crucial benefit of this agreement is that it enables greater efficiency with regard to maintenance. The aim is to enhance the technical performance of our engines and optimise overhaul processes, which together will result in lower energy consumption and a cut in emissions. The reduction of CO2 and SOx is of vital importance, and Van Oord is committed to delivering a valuable contribution to that goal,” said Jaap de Jong, director, ship management at Van Oord.

Rolf Bosma, general manager ABB Turbocharging Benelux said: “Under this contract, we will service 140 turbochargers during a three-year period. Van Oord had been looking for a maintenance partner for ships’ engine turbochargers for some time. We have clustered a number of services into a ‘value added’ package. For each individual location and vessel, we create tailor-made planning, and Van Oord can precisely manage its budgets around this.”

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