Lisnave: 2013 a Good Year for Ship Repairs

Lisnave: 2013 a Good Year for Ship Repairs

So far this year, Portugal’s Lisnave, Mitrena, has repaired some 73 vessels across a wide range of ship types. For any shiprepair yard operating in the general repair market, the number of repeat customers is always a defining fact on the yard’s success.

In the case of Lisnave, this year, has seen approximately 70% repeat business. The number of 73 vessels comes from 48 shipowners/managers, based in 20 countries. The countries from which the main turnover has come include Singapore (23 vessels), Greece (12), Germany (7) and Norway (6).

The tanker market remains Lisnave’s main market area with 38 such vessels repaired, other markets include containerships (17 vessels), and bulkers (6). One of the highlights this year was the repair of AET Shipmanagement’s 107,123 dwt tanker Eagle Turin, which was the 100th tanker repaired for this Singapore/ Houston-based company over a period of 15 years. A further four vessels have been drydocked during this year.

Lisnave has also moved successfully into the offshore repair market. Important repairs were undertaken on-board the Saipem offshore barge S44, a ship with unusual dimensions – 197 m long, 50 m wide and a gross tonnage of 30,760. The aim of the drydocking and repairs carried out on the barge was to prepare it for the next loading project. The major work was the reinforcement and renewal of underdeck scantling internal steel structure in the water ballast tanks. Total steel renewed was approximately 70 tons in some 2,000 individual locations. The renewed structures were properly prepared and painted. The project also included the installation of new towing Smith brackets and the installation of new push pulling hydraulic machines, in addition to several minor repairs.



Press Release, November 1, 2013