BLRT Grupp expands possibilities for docking of large size vessels
Tallinn Shipyard, a subsidiary of BLRT Grupp, modernized the vessel, the length of which exceeded the length of the dock.
For the docking of Thamesborg, the vessel, owned by the Dutch shipping company Royal Wagenborg, a lot of preparatory work was done: the pontoon was re-equipped, enabling to gain access to the part of the vessel remaining outside of the dock. Additionally with a purpose to reduce environmental impact, the pontoon was equipped with the trusses and dust collecting mesh preventing expansion of removed paint, rust and abrasive material generated during the sand blasting.
Within a 34 days Tallinn Shipyard carried out repairs and set of modernization works, significantly increasing efficiency of the vessel’s operation.
The cooperation between the shipping company Royal Wagenborg and the BLRT Group continues over ten years. The vessels of Royal Wagenborg regularly undergo repairs and modernization at the shipyards of BLRT Grupp. Up to now it was possible to service the A-type vessels with a deadweight of 15 750 tons and a length of 143 meters in Tallinn. But now Tallinn Shipyard can accept also the T-type vessels with a deadweight of 19 500 tons and a length of 172 meters. It is planned to service additionally four Royal Wagenborg’s vessels of this class in 2018.
The BLRT Grupp is one of the largest industrial concerns in the Baltic Sea region. The BLRT Grupp incorporates three shipyards - Tallinn Shipyard in Estonia, Western Shiprepair in Lithuania and Turku Repair Yard in Finland, providing comprehensive services in the field of ship repair and modernization in the 24/7 mode.