Diesel Engine Overhaul - Volvo D13, Isle of Lewis

April 2021

Mechanical Engineering / Diesel Engine Overhauls

After the completion of an investment project working alongside Caledonian MacBrayne on a 14 day annual refit period on the Isle of Lewis passenger Ferry, Dales Marine secured a contract to undertake refit and installation of new engines.

Part of the refit work involved the installation of 4 new Volvo D13 MG Engines complete with 4 Stamford HCM 534D Alternators all were installed and commissioned on board the vessel within 10 days.

Scope of Work

  • The decommissioning and removal of the four existing units took place on first two days of the vessel docking, modifications to the existing en-gine foundations then took place ready to accept the new units
  • The new generator sets weighed 3500kgs each
  • Each generator was lifted down the side of the vessel and fitted in through the side shell opening previously cut for the removals
  • New fuel, water cooling, air start and exhaust pipework was also in-stalled
  • Electrical disconnections, installation of new cables and load bank commissioning was included in the project
  • Dales Marine‚Äôs Project Manager handed over the completed project with the attending vessel Superintendent and the vessel Chief Engineer

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