Wartsila 9R32E diesel engine block replacement
General cargo ship in NYC
TransAtlantic Lines contacted Goltens to undertake the replacement of a damaged Wartsila 9R32E main engine block onboard their general cargo ship, the Transatlantic.
The Wartsila diesel engine had experienced a piston failure which resulted a connecting rod breaking through and severely damaging the block. A temporary repair had been completed but the customer needed the block to be replaced to effect a permanent repair.
Goltens arranged for a lay berth near its workshop and made the preparations to complete the job. The job was complicated by the limited space to rig the blocks and crankshaft in and out of the engine room.
Removal of the damaged block
Rigging repaired crankshaft onboard
Rigging repaired crankshaft into the engine room
Rigging replacement block onboard
|Engine Make/Model:||Wartsila 9R32E|
|Output:||3,963kW at 720 RPM|
|Vessel Tonnage:||4,599 DWT|
WARTSILA DIESEL ENGINE REPAIRS
- Disassembly of the engine
- Rigging of the damaged block out of the engine room
- Removal of the crankshaft to Goltens workshop for polishing and removal of high spots
- Rigging of the new block into the engine room
- Reassembly of the main engine
- Removal & reinstallation of all interferences including:enlarging the main deck access hatch, associated under deck structure, piping and engine room catwalks.
- Alignment and chocking of the reassembled engine
- Operational testing and successful sea trial
WARTSILA ENGINE BLOCK REPLACEMENT RESULTS
All work was completed and tested to the satisfaction of the Owner’s Representative, Chief Engineer, DNV and the USCG.
“The entire project was conducted in a competent and professional manner by Goltens’ crew who worked long days to keep the job on schedule. Despite the complete disassembly of the main engine and associated equipment, the dock trial resulted in only normal adjustments to the engine while the sea trial was completely successful. Our company was very satisfied with Goltens’ performance and would certainly use them for this type of project in the future.”
Bill Tomalonis TransAtlantic Lines, LLC
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