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Customised engine exchange solution in South Africa




Customised solution

On schedule

Extensive equipment fleet


ALE was tasked with providing a customised solution for the exchange of engines on two vessels, the MV Grand Banks and the Debmar Atlantic, for the client’s vessel life extension programme.

In order to meet the client’s tight deadline of returning the vessels to their operational site, which was located roughly 1,000km from Cape Town, ALE had to find a time-effective solution.

ALE designed four skid-turntable configurations, modular lifting beams and six custom gantry platforms, four of which were interfaced with the vessel cut outs. With this solution, ALE was able to remove eight engines and two ball mills from the vessels. Five new motors, two refurbished ball mills and one transformer were then installed.

By designing a bespoke solution especially for the client and utilising our equipment in this way, ALE was able to perform the operations within the strict timeframe.

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