Subsea Global Solutions’ European affiliate Trident BV has remained very busy during the first quarter of 2015. Several large emergency and scheduled underwater repairs were performed utilizing the professional Diver / Technicians of Subsea Global Solutions together with our world renowned advanced underwater processes of repair. These large repairs were performed in addition to the routine maintenance and inspection services provided throughout Europe by the professionals at Trident BV.
Four (4) shaft seal replacements were performed over the past two months throughout Europe and the Far East. These repairs included the use of Subsea Global Solutions’ Flexible Hyperbaric Cofferdam “Transhab”. In addition to the use of the Transhab, Subsea Global Solutions employed manufacturer specific wet repairs to face type seals and bellows. By maintaining factory trained Diver / Technicians up to date with the latest seal designs and methodologies of repair, Subsea Global Solutions continues to lead the way in developing cost effective, fast and quality, full warranted repairs for leading shaft seal systems installed on vessels.
Two (2) bow thruster repairs were performed on vessels throughout Europe. These repairs included the use of Subsea Global Solutions’ Flexible Door Technology and “A” class wet welding procedures. The Flexible Door Technology allows dry repairs to be performed on tunnel thrusters while the vessel is afloat and at normal operating drafts. Diver / Technicians trained by the major equipment suppliers perform these repairs in a dry environment in the same fashion the manufacturer’s technicians would do in the dry dock. Wet welding repairs to the thruster struts or tunnels were performed with NO condition of class utilizing the class approved “A” class wet welding procedures and the coded welder / divers of Subsea Global Solutions. By performing these jobs wet, it saves our clients time and money without sacrificing the strength, ductility or quality of the weld.
Three (3) propeller repairs were performed around Europe and in the Far East. Utilizing specialized equipment and techniques, Propellers were safely restored to proper geometry to ensure continual operation with minimal or no loss of propeller efficiency. By maintaining a close relationship with most major propeller manufacturers, we are able to deliver excellence each and every time.
In addition to the repairs listed above our European office repaired or removed nine Fixed mounted Energy Savings Devices on large container ships. Due to defects found on these devices some owners opted to have them completely removed and some owners preferred Subsea Global Solutions to permanently repair these devices with their class approved underwater wet welding techniques.
Additional specialty repairs included the installation of several Finned Propeller Boss caps, propeller modifications as well as cruise vessel stabilizer fin repairs.
Subsea Global Solutions continues to deliver UNRIVALED service globally. Our European affiliate Trident BV exemplifies our mission. We remain available globally to work with you anywhere and at any time!