ABB Turbocharging service point to open at MMS shipyard
Shiprepair & Maintenance: June 2018
Multimarine Services Ltd and ABB Turbocharging Greece & Cyprus signed a deal at the Posidonia exhibition that will see an ABB turbocharging service point relocated from Industrial Zone Agiou Sila to the MMS shipyard in Limassol, Cyprus. The facility will open in the third quarter of this year.
It will be the first turbocharging service point at a shipyard in Limassol, providing easier access for marine customers. Although located at the third-party shipyard, ABB Turbocharging customers from any of the industries served by the company can utilise the service point.
The new facility will host technicians and engineers able to perform a broad range of tasks both in dry dock and afloat including:
Replacement of components, with 98% spare parts availability
Blasting of components
Testing of casings
Installation of measuring systems
ABB hope to use their service points to ‘[enhance] original performance, with customised solutions enabling maximum possible output and highest engine fuel efficiency for lowest total cost of ownership in the long term.’
MMS’ business development director, Alex Antippas, said of the deal: “The ABB Turbocharging Service Point is a welcome addition to our shipyard facility. It is a highly valuable service offering and Multimaritime Services are confident in the capabilities offered by ABB Turbocharging to deliver quality and sustainable services to our local and international clients.”
ABB is in the process of expanding its network of service stations, which currently numbers over 100 in more than 50 countries. In the last three years, facilities have opened in Fujian and Chengxi District, China; Yangon in Myanmar; Abidjan in Ivory Coast; Recife and Camaçari in Brazil; Lagos in Nigeria; and Beşiktaş in Turkey. Relocation and upgrade projects have involved service points in Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Russia and England, as well as in Limassol.
The company is also trialling new ways of working to improve their offering, including using automated processes – with service engineers in Rotterdam now milling to exact original or improved specifications – and digitalisation, which is helping to optimise service scheduling in Yangon and lower costs. As of last year, too, ABB Turbocharging’s SIKO safety design concept was upgraded with the introduction of ABB Ability Digital SIKO, which combines regular safety calculations with operational data in order to recommend service intervals and optimise operational performance.