Aegir to introduce remanufacturing with decades-old thruster refurb
Aegir Marine has launched a project to remanufacture a decades-old ship thruster. The project will take place in a purpose-built remanufacturing laboratory set up by Aegir Marine. It is the first project to be undertaken by a recently-established network of specialist companies and organisations that share knowledge and expertise on the subject of remanufacturing.
Remanufacturing is the process of returning a used product or component back to its ‘as new’ performance specifications. Remanufacturing can significantly prolong the lifespan of products, and thus yields economic as well as environmental advantages.
The Motorship notes the remanufacturing concept has become popular in some western European countries in consumer good supply chains as an element of the so-called Circular Economy. One of the objectives of the project will be to produce results that are both scientifically sound and approved by Classification Societies, as remanufacturing is a new concept for the maritime industry.