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Efficient engine replacement minimises disruption, Spain

KEY BENEFITS:

Minimised disruption

Time efficient

 

PROJECT:

The Abel Matutes ship is the largest ferry in the Baleària fleet. Built in 2010, it operates on several Spanish routes, including some of the country’s busiest. Working to a tight deadline, the ship’s engine needed to be replaced swiftly at the same time as other maintenance works.

The space inside the engine room was extremely limited. Performing the replacement with a large heavylift crane would have required cutting through each of the ship’s decks, which would have caused considerable disruption to other works. The client turned to ALE for an alternative solution.

ALE proposed a method that would minimise disruption to the rest of the ship, enabling other operations to continue. It would also save time and costs for the project, with the removal of the old engine and the installation of the new one achieved over a total of 20 hours and the entire project completed within two weeks.

Structure beams were installed above the ship’s upper deck using a small mobile gantry with lifting units. The old engine, weighing 80t, was lifted and skidding beams were installed underneath it. ALE then skidded the engine out until it reached the jacking position.

The engine was jacked-up by 1.3m and SPMT were placed underneath it, before the engine was jacked-down again. ALE then transported the old engine outside the ship.

The installation of the new engine was performed using the same method in reverse.

For these manoeuvres, ALE utilised strand jacks, 90t capacity jacks, skidding systems and eight axle lines of SPMT.

The ship is now powered by dual LNG engines, which has lowered CO2 emissions by more than a third as well as reducing noise pollution. With the repairs to the Abel Matutes efficiently completed, the ship was able to return to service as part of a fleet providing daily connections for up to 900 passengers.

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Eficaz sustitución de motor reduce al mínimo las interrupciones,  España

 

BENEFICIOS CLAVE:

Minimizar las interrupciones

Utilización eficiente del tiempo

 

PROYECTO:

El barco Abel Matutes es el ferry más grande de la flota de Baleària. Construido en 2010, opera en varias rutas españolas, incluyendo algunas de las más concurridas del país. Disponiendo de plazos muy ajustados, el motor del barco necesitaba ser sustituido rápidamente a la vez que se ejecutaban otros trabajos de mantenimiento.

Debido a que el espacio dentro de la sala de máquinas era muy limitado, realizar la sustitución del motor con una grúa de carga pesada habría requerido cortar cada una de las cubiertas de la nave, lo que habría causado interrupciones considerables en otros trabajos. Es por ello que el cliente recurrió a ALE para obtener una solución alternativa.

ALE propuso un método que minimizara las interrupciones en el resto del barco, permitiendo así que otros trabajos de mantenimiento se llevasen a cabo. También ahorro tiempo y costes realizando la operación de sustitución del motor antiguo por el nuevo en tan solo 20 horas y completando el proyecto en dos semanas.

En el interior del barco, se instalaron vigas estructurales sobre la cubierta superior utilizando un pequeño pórtico móvil con unidades de izado. El motor antiguo, con un peso de 80t, fue izado y se instalaron patines de deslizamiento debajo de él. Posteriormente, ALE deslizó el motor hasta alcanzar la posición de gateo.

A continuación, el motor fue elevado 1,3m para permitir colocar un SPMT debajo del mismo. Seguidamente, ALE transportó el motor antiguo fuera de la nave.

La instalación del nuevo motor se realizó utilizando el mismo método en sentido inverso.

Para estas maniobras, ALE utilizó gatos de empuje, unidades de izado de 90t de capacidad unitaria, sistemas de deslizamiento y ocho líneas SPMT.

El barco ahora funciona con motores duales de GNL, lo que ha reducido las emisiones de CO2 en más de un tercio, reduciendo también la contaminación acústica. Con las reparaciones del Abel Matutes completadas, el barco pudo regresar al servicio como parte de una flota que proporciona conexiones diarias para 900 pasajeros.

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