ABB Turbocharging’s new holistic service package Turbo MarineCare offers a turnkey solution to maintenance at a fixed price, providing continuous cover from drydock to drydock.
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.
The service can be applied from new or at any stage of the vessel or turbocharger’s life subject to access to its service history and operating data.
“In challenging markets, it is even more important for companies to reduce and simplify day-to-day costs,” said 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 said Turbo MarineCare is designed to allow operators to simplify maintenance regimes. Under the new service agreement, 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.