Ship owners concerned about price, quality and delivery rely on Goltens to keep their vessels running in optimal fashion.
Whether the requirement is routine maintenance, component reconditioning, recovery from a catastrophic casualty or a retrofit solution for environmental compliance, Goltens will respond anywhere in the globe with highly qualified teams to deliver a cost-effective solution to minimize downtime.
Diesel/Dual Fuel Engine Service
Riding Crews – Goltens capabilities as an expert in comprehensive engine services are unquestioned. With 8 decades as an engine specialist, Goltens capabilities cover virtually all makes and models of larger bore 4 stroke and 2 stroke engines found in the marine market. Goltens engine service model is based on deploying highly trained teams or riding crews to effect the engine repair either alongside or on voyage to minimize the impact on schedules. Our teams travel will all tools required to overhaul components onboard negating the requirement to send components ashore.
Swing Set Model – To maximize efficiency and minimize downtime associated with overhauls, Goltens has implemented a “swing set” approach with certain operators. With this alternate approach to onboard overhaul, the owner secures an extra set of components that can be fully overhauled in Goltens’ workshop between overhauls and delivered onboard for the next scheduled maintenance. This limits onboard attendance, shortens overhaul/downtime periods and controls costs.
Major Casualties – Beyond routine maintenance, Goltens is known for its ability to restore engines from catastrophic casualties. Crankshaft, block and bedplate replacements are routine repair operations for Goltens and are done in the safest, most professional manner in the market. Through our global network of stations and suppliers, Goltens is very often able to offer fully inspected, class approved, reconditioned components at a significantly lower price than the cost of a new and usually faster than can be delivered from the OEM.
Marine Engine Control Systems
As fleets age, various engine related control modules become less reliable, where failures compromise safety and cause general deterioration of ships automation capabilities. Often these control modules are also from different suppliers and when they fail, support is not always available and can cause delays and be expensive. Goltens is a specialist in designing fully integrated upgrades for all control modules including engine automation, governors, safety systems, power management, excitation and generator protection. By standardizing on control modules from our principles, we are able to reduce the number of modules, minimize suppliers, improve integration and provide common fleet solutions. An upgrade allows older vessels to operate as if they were new with improved automatic operation, monitoring and diagnostic systems. With Goltens and our principles’ presence, worldwide support is never far away.
We can provide any of the below system upgrades as turnkey solutions:
- Mechanical and Electronic Governor systems
- Engine Control, Monitoring and Alarm Systems
- Engine Safety Systems
- Real Time Combustion Monitoring Systems
- Power management, Generator Protection and Excitation Systems
- Fleet Remote Access
Goltens maintains fully equipped workshops with the capability to provide the fully class approved reconditioning and repair services required by the fleet. Capabilities include:
- Reconditioning of:
- Damaged crankshafts
- Fuel Injectors, nozzles, valves and pumps
- Piston Rods/Connecting Rods
- Exhaust valve spindles, seats and cages
- Cylinder liners
- Piston crowns/skirts
- Cylinder heads/covers
- Electrical motor rewinds and repairs
- Overhaul and repair of governors and controls
- Turbocharger repairs and balancing
- Centrifugal casting of white metal bearings/stern tubes
Goltens was the first company in the world to successfully complete the in-place machining of a marine crankshaft in the early 1950’s. Since then, Goltens has perfected its crankshaft machining tooling and expanded the range of machining services it provides to the world’s fleet. Examples of machining solutions provided include:
- In-place crankshaft machining (main and crankpin journal)
- In-place annealing of crankshafts (class approved)
- Line boring of engines
- Lower liner landing surface repair
- Broken cylinder stud removals
- Propeller shaft machining
- Flange facing
- Metal stitching / cast iron repair
- Laser alignment and chocking
Goltens Green Technologies’ retrofit expertise is unmatched in the market. The company has undertaken hundreds of projects to help owners achieve compliance with Ballast Water Treatment and Sulphur Emissions Control legislation. Goltens Green Technologies’ proven and repeatable process enables owners to confidently evaluate, design and install the most appropriate solutions to address these environmental regulations with minimal interruption to operation – avoiding unnecessary downtime.
Goltens global network of retrofit experts makes us the ideal partner for global vessel operators. Projects can be planned and coordinated within your region but executed by Goltens experts in a well-planned and efficient manner, wherever your vessel may be.
Spare Parts Supply
Goltens’ global network, scale of operations and principal relationships provide us significant access to both OEM and non-OEM diesel engine parts from hundreds of internationally renowned manufacturers.
We supply both new and reconditioned spares for main and auxiliary engines as well as a wide variety of ancillary equipment on the engine and across the engine room. Operators across the globe rely on Goltens for the supply of high quality, cost effective spares to support their operations.
Through our global network, Goltens can source a broad range of 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke parts for most major makers.
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Let Goltens Solve Your Challenge
Goltens is the right partner for ship owners and power plant operators all over the world. Response to all service enquiries typically falls within 12 hours.