August 16, 2021

Royston's Latest Engine Overhaul Job a Symphony of Success

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has completed the rapid turnaround of service work on diesel power plant systems on-board a Global Offshore operated offshore support vessel.

Drawing on its extensive capabilities and resources, an eight-strong team of Royston engineers undertook the 40,000-hour overhaul of two Bergen B32/40L8ACD main diesel generators onboard the 130m length Global Symphony while the vessel was moored in the Port of Blyth in the UK.

The job was completed in a tight 10-day time frame with engineers working around the clock in shifts to strip down both diesel engines, completing repairs and replacement of parts where necessary to the engine bearings, pistons, liners, conrods and cylinder heads. The units were then reassembled and tested for operational performance.

Engineers also checked the condition of the turbochargers before sending them to Royston’s specialist test and repair centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, where they were refurbished and rebalanced before being returned to the vessel, with no impact on the overall duration of the job.

Ryan Bell, fleet superintendent at Global Marine Group, parent company of Global Offshore, said: “Royston has always provided a good quality service on time but on this occasion, they have certainly gone above and beyond what was expected. Nothing was a problem for them; I will certainly be using them again for any future works.”

Shaun Cairns, Royston’s operations manager, said: “The work for Global Offshore shows that we have the flexibility and resources in place to respond extremely rapidly to customers’ needs with a highly skilled and efficient engineering team.”

The Global Symphony is a 2011 purpose-built IMR and ROV support vessel, undertaking deep water remote intervention, renewables, construction and survey work. It has an extensive 1,400 sq. m deck capacity and is currently involved in projects in the offshore renewables and power markets.