Last-minute upgrade prevents downtime
While waiting to upgrade to a new generation power management system, the AHTS vessel Island Vanguard experiences problems with the old Delomatic-3 system and the crew sees the importance of having the obsolote pms retrofitted.
Retrofit expert and project manager Pau Madsen has 25 years of experience with retrofitting and upgrading vessels, and he strongly recommends all customers who have the Delomatic-3 system onboard to upgrade to the new generation system to prevent inconveniences.
“We can only give limited support to customers who have the Delomatic-3 system installed, and even though your ship is of older date, we recommend you to upgrade the system. A retrofit is always worthwhile, and the financial consequences of a breakdown exceed by far the cost for an upgrade”, Pau strikes.
It was essential for Island Offshore to have a redundant system to meet the contractual agreements. With its Dual ARCnet bus communication lines for redundancy, Delomatic-4 fully meets the demands for dynamic positioning operation.
The Delomatic-4 installation was performed by DEIF’s project engineers Lars Bak-Pedersen and Pau Madsen in 12 days at Hareid, Norway. Everything went as planned so now the AHTS vessel is future-proof and safe for many years to come, and Roy Viggo is a happy ship manager who is content with both the system and the cooperation with DEIF.
“The experience has only been positive, and the project manager and service engineers have done an excellent job. Our onboard crew has given positive feedback on the upgrade and the service engineers that attended the vessel. From we ordered the system, DEIF has been a pleasure working with and has done the upgrade as we expected,” Roy Viggo Fjørtoft concludes.
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