M.V Nordic Sund, Saga, Sira and Sola
Damen Shiprepair Harlingen completes sustainable four-vessel docking program
- April 2023
- Ship name
- M.V Nordic Sund, Saga, Sira and Sola
- Ship type
- Damen Shiprepair Harlingen
- Tasks performed for this project
Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHI) has completed a refit and repair program on four, Norwegian sisterships managed by Brødrene Klovning Shipping AS. The M.V.s Nordic Sund, Nordic Saga, Nordic Sira and Nordic Sola are chemicals/products tankers measuring 89 meters in length, with a DWT of 4,000 tonnes and were built between 2006 and 2008.
During 2022 and 2023 the vessels underwent thorough repair and refit programs at DSHI followed by their class association surveys. The yard carried out an extensive docking program on the four tankers to return them to first class condition for the years ahead. The works included:
- Repairs to the hull where necessary followed by UHP blasting of the complete shipside. The complete hull were then repainted and antifouling was applied below the waterline.
- Preparing and repainting the superstructure steelwork.
- Cleaning and servicing the propellers and propeller shafts.
- Cleaning and painting the rudder.
- The installation of EX-approved ballast water treatment systems fitted with injectors for the safe cleaning of the cargo tanks.
- Modifying the cargo lines to allow a variety of cargos to be carried at the same time.
“We chose Damen Shiprepair Harlingen based on its convenient location, excellent facilities and competitive pricing,” said Askell Baardsen, managing Director at Brødrene Klovning Shipping AS, “and the projects were delivered on time and within budget, despite some challenging weather. We also value DSHI’s commitment to sustainability in its operations, which is in line with our own environmental policies.”
DSHI takes its sustainability responsibilities seriously, particularly as it is located within an EU Natura 2000 protected area. Its UHP cleaning systems use rainwater collected on site to blast the fouling off vessels in the dry docks. The water is then channeled into purification tanks and only after it has been cleansed is it allowed back into the sea. Elsewhere, the yard is heated by energy generated by a nearby waste recycling facility, and the welfare and safety of all employees is a top priority.