Action Engineering to the Fore in Ship Repair
Gough TWL Dunedin' customer Action Engineering have completed permanent repairs on the container ship Maersk Dabou after an impressive temporary repair in June …
After a collision with a wharf in Port Chalmers, Action Engineering was contacted to make urgent temporary repairs to allow the vessel to depart port on schedule.
The collision was said to be very dramatic, creating a great cloud of concrete dust and leaving a large hole, big enough for someone to walk through.
Staff and contractors worked around the clock removing and replacing damaged steelwork from the ships side and from within the fuel tank, before a 100% ultrasonic inspection of all welds was completed by a technical survey team.
The Maersk Dabou’s owners’ Oltman Line were so impressed with the result of the temporary repair they offered Action Engineering the opportunity to complete the final and full repair on the ship upon its next visit.
Gough TWL’s Dunedin branch and territory sales representative’ Nick Jenner was actively involved 24 hours on-call supporting Action Engineering during the repair.
“We were active throughout the repair providing welding equipment and specialised and general welding consumables” said Nick.
“The weather was certainly no help to the Action Engineering team with high-winds making an already challenging task more so. We’re certainly grateful to have been involved in another project where Action Engineering have had such great success.”
Action Engineering, based in Dunedin, was founded in 1991 dedicated to providing innovative solutions for engineering projects, in a safe and effective manner.
Action Engineering delivers a wide range of engineering services to the industrial, construction, transport and marine industries. The company is regularly engaged in civil and mechanical projects involving treatment processes for water and waste water, for both the domestic New Zealand market, and for export.
Combining the resources of our two Dunedin workshops, Action Engineering offers over 2,100 square metres of covered workshop space, serviced with overhead cranes from 1,000kg to 10,000kg capacity.
Gough TWL' Dunedin branch and territory sales representative Nick Jenner was actively involved 24 hours / 7 days supporting Action Engineering during the repair.
To find out more about Action Engineering visit their website - www.action-engineering.co.nz