Technicians from Svanehøj has inspected the entire cargo system on the LPG tanker Nantes – the largest and most comprehensive service job at Svanehøj to date.
With the recent signing of a contract for the complete service of the cargo system on the LPG tanker Nantes, Svanehøj is entering new and immense waters.
The acquisition of FORCE Technology Marine Equipment Service in the autumn of 2020 added new unique competencies to Svanehøj’s service department. This resently paved 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 have have been signed to service an entire cargo system. The job includes both pumps, compressors and instrumentation,” says Superintendent Anders Lønstrup, Svanehøj.
Attractive service provider
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.
Svanehøj has handled the entire process during docking. According to Anders Lønstrup the case 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.
For the Nantes job, Svanehøj had five service engineers out for three weeks.
About the ship:
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.