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GKC Repairs and Maintenance Ltd in Europort 2015

GKC Repairs and Maintenance Ltd anounces its participation in Europort 2015, 3-6 November in Rotterdam NL. Quoted from the exhibition's official site ,"Europort is the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts. With almost 30,000 professional visitors and 1100 exhibiting companies Europort belongs to the world’s leading maritime meeting places." (source: http://www.europort.nl/about-europort) GKC invites you to the stand 6107, hall 6 to meet our stuff, network and discuss how any case of repairs and maintenance becomes with us a trouble free procedure. See you in Rotterdam.

GKC in Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference 2015

GKC Repairs and Maintenance Ltd anounces the company's participation in Offshore Energy 2015 in Amsterdam - The Netherlands, on October 13th and 14th. As Offshore describes on its site "Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges associated with future sector growth. The two-day event includes an exhibition where an expected 650+ supply chain companies will showcase their products and services. Next to that, there is an accompanying conference that covers key topics and solutions for the offshore community." (source http://offshore-energy.biz/about/) Visitors of the exhibition will have the opportunity to find us in stand 8.066, hall 8, to, not only talk about networking, the company's services and potential projects, but also have coffee and treats in an amicable environment . Make a note in your calendar and come meet us in Amsterdam.

GKC New Year Meeting

GKC Repairs and Maintenance Ltd, in respect to traditions and teambuilding opportunities, hosted the annual New Year meeting inviting all employees . The event took place in a restaurant in Pireaus to aspire the sea air, where attendees ceased the chance to discuss about the year to follow in a relaxed atmosphere. GKC, acknowledging that employees are the number one factor of organisation success, would like to thank them all and wishes them a healthy and prosperous 2015.

VLCC IMO MARPOL reg.14 project

In view of the IMO MARPOL reg.14 regarding SOx emmisions (01/01/2015), GKC was awarded with the modification of HFO & MGO piping systems of 9 VLCCs.

Suezmax tankers HFO & MGO piping system modification

In view of the IMO MARPOL reg.14 regarding SOx emissions, GKC was awarded with the modification of HFO and MGO piping systems of 11 SuezMax tankers.

Container vsl cell guides repairs

Replacement of all the distance pieces of a 900 TEU container vsl cell guides as well as replacement of some heavily damaged cell guides and other steel works, carried out while vsl was at the anchorage. Project was challenging because it was carried out in an area where resourses were limited. The project completed in record time.

Marine Maintenance Expo Brussels

GKC completed successfully its participation in Marine Maintenance Expo in Brussels, 14-16/10/2014.

Feeder vsls, HFO & MGO piping system mod.

In view of the IMO MARPOL reg.14 regarding SOx emmisions (01/01/2015), GKC was awarded with the modification of HFO & MGO piping systems of a series of 14 container feeder vsls.

Crankshaft damage MAN Alpha 6L23/30-K

A damage survey with consequential repair carried out in Dakar, Senegal. GKC repair team carried out laser alignment inspection of crankshaft and engine block iwo main bearing pockets. Root cause of the damage identified and repair proposal accepted by owners. Full story to be continued upon completion of the repair project.

MAK M43C Overhauling

Overhauling (30000 running hrs) of a MAK 8M43C main engine carried out within 10 working days. Subsequent repairs that carried out on the same vsl, were the overhauling of both auxiliary engines and repairs of cell-guides of cargo holds.

Yanmar 6N21 AL-GV overhauling

GKC was awarded with the overhauling of 3xYanmar 6N21 AL-GV of a series of 4 suezmax tankers.

Passenger vsl Hydro-blasting & Coating works

Hydrobasting between 900 and 1200 bar carried out on a passenger vsl's flat bottom, boot-top, vertical bottom and top-side. Due to the seasonal trading of the vsl, her schedule in DD had to be reduced to absolute minimum. Hydroblasting works including full coating specification works completed within 4 days.

Various works O/B a cargo ship

Reconditioning of the M/E HFO pumps of B&W 6L50MC, overhauling of auxiliary engines Daihatsu DK-20 and installation of new auxiliary boiler control system carried out O/B a cargo vsl.

HFO & MGO piping system mod.

In view of the IMO MARPOL reg.14 regarding SOx emmisions (01/01/2015), GKC was awarded with the modification of HFO & MGO piping systems of a series of 10 Aframax tankers. The first vsl delivered successfully after 6 days of non-stop works.

Mod.of crane foundation

GKC awarded with the modification of crane foundation of 6 sister product carriers. The first vsl delivered to the Owners after 32 hours of exhaustive works.

LPG Steel repairs

GKC Repairs & Maintenance Ltd commenced the steel repairs of a LPG. A team of 22 engineers (Fabricators and Coded Welders) despatched on site.

Daihatsu DL-26 damage survey and repair

A damage survey and corresponding repairs of a Daihatsu 6DL-26 carried out afloat on a 2500 TEU container vsl. Crankshaft big end bearings show signs of overheating. GKC carried out O/B investigation / identification of the root cause, took hardness measurements and provide the shipowners with a repair procedure. Procedure approved by owners and class and GKC proceeded with the successful repair of the engine.

Installation of aft crane

Exhaustive works carried out by GKC in order to construct the foundation of a crane on the aft st/rd side of a chemical tanker. Without any structural dwgs provided in advance, GKC completed the works within 32 hours from the time of vsl's berthing to the satisfaction of the attending DNV surveyor and owner's representatives.

Piping works

GKC awarded with the Boiler fuel oil system modification of a series of chemical tankers. After thorough planning and material procurement, project on each vsl completed within 14 sailing days.

Planned Maintenance Project Wartsila A9L20

GKC commenced the planned maintenance project of a series of Wartsila A9L20 engines.

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