Highly bespoke lift
Ship life lengthened
The Type 23 frigate was in dry dock at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth for routine maintenance operations. One key aspect of these operations was the removal of two propulsion motors for refurbishment, each weighing 40t.
Time was a crucial factor in this project, to remove two propulsion motors from a type 23 frigate while in dry dock. With each week in dock costing over £70,000, it was vital to complete the operation on schedule. In addition to time this project also presents several other key challenges with significant space restrictions, very tight tolerances on alignment of the motors and the vast amount of additional maintenance works in the near vicinity.