Grampian Frontier docks for steelwork fabrications and maintenance

February 2016

Grampian Frontier, built in Hull in 1997, is an IMT 1800 Tanker Assist Class of Offshore Support Vessel. Spending eight days in dock, the vessel underwent a series of steelwork fabrications and maintenance. Work began with the removal of Grampian Frontier’s main engine gearbox, which was accessed via an opening cut made in the main deck. Upon fitment of the new gear box, the deck insert and deck boards were reinstated and welded.

Both the port and starboard rudder were removed for machining purposes, and the starboard tailshaft was refurbished and fitted in preparation for the reinstatement of the rudders. This was followed with pipework modifications and renewals, and coatings to the fresh water tanks which were professionally chlorinated. Various accommodation work was completed including cabin porthole windows and electrical work. Final work to the hydraulics were completed on the daughter craft davit cylinders.

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