Western Shiprepair (WSR) is operating at full capacity. The yard cooperates closely with the Norwegian shipping company and has already completed maintenance work on over ten of its vessels this year. More will arrive soon.
Already for two years, our ship repair yard has been developing a partnership with Stolt Tankers, a well-known global shipping company. This company has brought more than one line of its ships to WSR for maintenance. In the last two years, WSR has retrofitted equipment and undertaken maintenance work which cannot be completed whilst the ships are at sea on 15 such ships, 14 this year. Work on several additional ships WSR entrusted to their colleagues from Tallinn Shipyard.
Quite recently, the WSR team with the help of colleagues from other companies of the WSY Group completed maintenance and servicing work on the STOLT BISMUTH in floating dock No.170 (FD-170). The chemical tanker, more than 165 m long and almost 27 m wide, which was built five years ago, has undergone equipment updates to meet the requirements of its class. Although the vessel was scheduled to in dry dock for 12 days, this took one day longer due to deteriorating weather and strong winds.
A bit earlier, two other tankers, i.e., STOLT INNOVATION and STOLT CONFIDENCE, of Stolt Tankers left the quays of WSR after our team performed routine maintenance and painting jobs.
According to Andrius Norkus, Project Manager at WSR Production Department, the peculiarity of maintenance tasks of those tankers was its complexity due to the impressive size of the vessels. Each of them was more than 177 m long and 31 m wide. Those were some of the largest vessels docked at FD-170 to date.
According to Vladimir Nazarov, Superintendent of Stolt Tankers, never from the very beginning of the partnership until now have they been disappointed with the quality of services provided by WSR. The yard has earned the name of a reliable and flexible partner who performs high-quality work in a timely manner, therefore we plan to continue our cooperation.
‘This partnership benefits both parties. Stolt Tankers transports cargoes to the port of Klaipėda, and time after time ships require modifications or maintenance work, which we can provide on-site. A trend that we see is that they entrust us with ever-larger vessels. And it means a lot to us!
It is a pleasure to work with such a partner, as they deliver ships prepared for us to start work straight away, which enables us to complete the required tasks on time. The customer appreciates the quality of our work, so new orders are already being planned for 2022. This is an important recognition for us,’ said Andrius Valantiejus, Head of WSR.
Stolt Tankers-operates a fleet of 152 sophisticated chemical tankers, providing safe, reliable, and high-quality global transportation services for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and clean petroleum products. Its deep-sea fleet is seamlessly integrated with Stolt Tankers’ regional fleets in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean, and inland barging services in Europe and the Gulf Coast of the US.
Stolt Tankers is a division of Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL), a long-term investor and manager of businesses focused on opportunities in logistics, distribution, and aquaculture. The Stolt-Nielsen portfolio consists of its three global bulk liquid and chemicals logistics businesses – Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers – Stolt Sea Farm and investments in LNG. Stolt-Nielsen Limited is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs: SNI).
BLRT Repair Yards unite three ship repair yards: Tallinn Shipyard in Estonia, Western Shiprepair in Lithuania and Turku Repair Yard in Finland. Design and technical support, repair, maintenance and retrofit of different types of vessels are yards` main activities which are provided at a highest level.
3 countries. 7 docks. Largest floating dock in the Baltics (245m*45m)
One of the largest dry docks in Northern Europe (265m*70m*7.9m)