Western Shiprepair, in cooperation with majority of the other companies of the WSY Group, is implementing several complex and large-scale ship repair projects commissioned by a long-term customer, the Belgian company DEME Group. Upon the successful completion of these projects, more ships owned by this company are expected to arrive for repairs during the summer.
The docks are occupied with ships from DEME
The repairs to FLINTSTONE, a 155m long and 32m wide ship, have recently been completed in the PD-12 dock, which is the largest floating dock in the Baltics. Our ship repair team managed to carry out the large-scale repair work within an extremely short time – just three weeks!
At the same time, repairs to PEARL RIVER, another ship from DEME Group, continues at the PD-170 dock of the WSY Group. PEARL RIVER, which is a 182m long and 28m wide dredger, will undergo major repairs carried out by the Western Shiprepair team. All the companies of the WSY Group will be supporting the dredger’s repair process, which is scheduled to take 112 days.
According to Viktor Kleščioniok, Head of the Project Management Department at Western Shiprepair, the effort required for the implementation of these projects is not limited to the performance of a technologically complex work that needs to be completed within short deadlines. It also involves the need to ensure maximum compliance with the highest safety requirements and the efficient organisation of all the necessary processes.
Successful cooperation with the customers’ company
‘During many years of co-operation, we have managed to establish a close cooperation with the representatives of DEME Group, have earned their trust, and therefore all issues that arise are resolved promptly and smoothly,’ stated Mr. Kleščioniok.
‘We have been working together since 2006 and during all this time, we have never faced any difficulties in solving production or finance related problems, or when there has been a need to find a compromise. We try to adapt to the customer’s needs, adjust ship repair schedules before the arrival of the ships, ensure smooth working practices, which is why the customer appreciates our efforts and returns with more and more new orders. It is gratifying that the representatives of DEME Group have noticed the progress made by our company since our first order, and are willing to continue this collaboration. This not only allows us to increase the workload at Western Shiprepair but also increase the volume of work for the other companies of the WSY Group,’ said the Head of the Project Management Department of Western Shiprepair.