In an effort to improve capacity, MarineShaft in Denmark is extending one of its three workshops, which is soon to be completed. The rudder arrangement and propeller equipment repairs company has managed to carve a niche in the class approved cold straightening of rudder stocks and propeller shafts markets.

“Our strategy is to always have the capacity for urgent repairs,” explains CCO Lisa Hjermitslev. “We know that time is of the upmost importance when dealing with unplanned damage due to incidents, and we are always ready to receive equipment from customers worldwide for repair.”

This strategy requirs fully equipped workshop facilities, and MarineShaft has three workshops at three locations in Hirtshals. The workshop at Silvervej was 1600 m2, and it is being extended by 60m to almost double the size. The new 1400m2 will allow room for the lifting capacity to also be increased from 100 tonnes to 200 tonnes.

“The workshop extension is almost completed and will be ready for use at the beginning of next year [2021],” states CCO Lisa Hjermitslev. “We will install a new 27m long SKODA lathe that will be delivered at the end of this year. We will also have space for our biggest hydraulic press.”

The hydraulic press has a max press capacity of 8000 tonnes and can cold straighten shafts up to 1.5m in diameter.


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