03-12-2021 / General news
Svanehøj invests in lean and automation
The new full-scope service concept is attractive to customers. Svanehøj's service department has been chosen to inspect the entire cargo system on the LPG tanker Nantes.
With the signing of a contract for the complete service of the cargo system on the LPG tanker Nantes, Svanehøj is now entering new and immense waters.
The acquisition of FORCE Technology Marine Equipment Service in the autumn of 2020 has added new unique competencies to Svanehøj’s service department, and this paves the way for the largest and most comprehensive service job to date.
“This order is important for us because it's the first time we are hired to service an entire cargo system. The job includes everything that relates to cargo, which, in addition to our pumps, includes compressors and instrumentation,” says Superintendent Anders Lønstrup, Svanehøj.
Nantes has recently changed ownership, and in connection with this, the LPG tanker must undergo a major service inspection that includes all the technology associated with the cargo system.
Anders Lønstrup says that Svanehøj will handle the entire process during docking. The order is an excellent example of the opportunities that the acquisition of FORCE Technology’s Marine Equipment Service has brought with it.
Previously, Svanehøj’s service department focused exclusively on pumps. However, with the acquisition, the department has obtained unique competencies in servicing and calibrating compressors, valves and instrumentation.
Anders Lønstrup explains that the new full-scope service concept is attractive to the many customers who want the critical components serviced by a single supplier.
Before Nantes docked in Portugal, Svanehøj sent a technician on board to prepare a pre-docking assessment report. This resulted in a series of service recommendations.
“We do not only have an eye on our own service set-up but have come up with several broad recommendations about what may need servicing in general,” says Anders Lønstrup.
Svanehøj has sent five service engineers out on the Nantes job. The job spans three weeks, and Anders Lønstrup points out that the job has come to fruition due to the excellent collaboration across the organisation.
“Everyone has helped to land the order. Our sales department has had its finger on the pulse and come up with good quotes,” he points out.
Nantes is an LPG Tanker built in 2003 and is sailing under the flag of Norway.
Her carrying capacity is 58,212 cubic metres of liquid gas, and her current draught is 6.9 metres. Her length overall (LOA) is 204.91 metres, and she is 32.24 metres wide.