Check out the latest issue of DryDock

Apr 24, 2023 | Featured Article, SeaFirst

The latset issue of DryDock magazine is now available.

In Face the Facts Jonathan Hale, Executive Vice President of Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp, tells the story of how the battle was won to resurrect a damaged floating dock in time to drydock a ‘superdreadnought’

The ‘superdreadnought’ USS Texas entering the floating dock

With equipment installed on the equivalent of every other ship at sea, On the Line looks at MacGregor’s marine and offshore ambitions to exploit digital twin technology at scale are as achievable as they are understandable

In our Baltics Area Review, we feature BWTS installations and emergency repairs at Remontowa, a new floating dock for BLRT repair yards and how Scandlines is carrying out further ferry optimisations. We also feature a total upgrade of Silja Europa’s propulsion control system by Qtagg and how Tallink’s MyStar is repainted by Nor-Maali

Tallink’s MyStar was repainted by Nor-Maali

The Spotlight is turned on Cruise & Ferry and we hear about how yards have seen a busy start to 2023 as cruise refurbishment activity is being generated by refreshing facilities after ships have changed ownership or have come out of lay-up after the pandemic

Steve Gordon, Global Head of Clarksons Research, summarises its half-yearly Shipping Review and Outlook in Market Intelligence and provides an update of ship repair data points from Clarksons World Fleet Register

In Mechanical Matters MarineShaft upgrades its capabilities to cold-straighten bent shafts and rudder stocks with a new custom-built hydraulic press, and QuantiServ carries out an unusual flywheel restoration

Analysis features a semi-submersible drilling platform repair carried out by MacGregor, a major FPSO refurbishment and conversion project completed by Drydocks World and Royston completes an essential overhaul of critical propulsion systems on board an OSV

Royston has completed an essential overhaul of critical propulsion systems on board the OSV Topaz Sophie 

In Focus looks at the corrosion protection of pipes and flanges in a ship repair environment and a new type of durable non-skid safety coating

Worldwide features underwater repairs from Hydrex, Wärtsilä Underwater Services and Subsea Global Solutions. A worldwide ship repair roundup, with  updates from Navalrocha, Besiktas Group and Herma Shipyard, along with Cimolai Technology crane upgrades for DryDocks World and a new application for Thordon Bearings

A diver from Wärtsilä Underwater Services examining a bent propeller

The magazine conludes with the News, which has all the latest products, appointments and news

You can find the latest issue here:- DryDock