ABB Turbocharging has introduced a service package called Turbo MarineCare offers a turnkey solution to maintenance at a fixed price, providing continuous cover from drydocking to drydocking.
Designed for customers with turbochargers for two-stroke engines, the plan covers standard overhaul parts, wear and tear components, unplanned events (including unexpected repairs), labor, waiting and overtime, and intermediate inspection.
Turbo MarineCare can be applied either from new or at any stage of the vessel or turbocharger’s life, subject to access to its service history and operating data. By offering comprehensive cover, the service brings the peace of mind afforded by big fleet service agreements within reach of all shipowners.
“In challenging markets, it is even more important for companies to reduce and simplify day-to-day costs,” says Roland Schwarz, head of service at ABB Turbocharging. “Turbo MarineCare allows owners and operators to flatten the cost of turbocharger care over the span of an overhaul period, making their outgoings fully predictable while safeguarding access to original parts, the latest technologies and authorized service teams.”
ABB says that Turbo MarineCare allows operators to dramatically simplify maintenance regimes. Unanticipated replacement of parts and repairs during drydockings can cause delays, administrative burden and extra cost. Under the new service agreement, ABB takes on these risks rather than the shipowner or operator. ABB identifies which parts and service will be required at overhauls and takes responsibility for shipping of parts ahead of drydocking and carrying out the service.
Monitoring of operational turbocharger data is a precondition of Turbo MarineCare. This allows ABB to provide a complete health assessment of rotating components as well as enabling early detection of abnormal data trends that can help to avoid potential turbocharger faults.
“From the moment customers sign up to Turbo MarineCare, the financial risk and worry of the extra cost associated with turbocharger service are removed from themselves and transferred to ABB,” says Schwarz. “This will create peace of mind, eliminate unexpected expenditures and reduce bureaucracy in their daily job.”