CMS carries out world's first 36K maintenance on DF engine
The overhaul was carried out by CMS Korea at the Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering (MMHE) shipyard in June 2022.
CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has successfully completed the world's first ever 36,000 running hours major maintenance on dual-fuel (DF) marine engines.
The vessel, SK Audace – an 11,700 gross tonnage LNG tanker owned by Total Gas & Power Chartering – operates with six WinGD X62DF twin engines. Having completed more than 36,000 operating hours, a major service was scheduled in accordance with class society and design specifications. The full package maintenance project included condition-based and post-completion consulting. CMS is WinGD's authorized service partner.
Mr.Yan Wei, the Vice President of CMS, said:
"The extensive service capabilities of CMS have again been emphasised with the successful completion of this landmark maintenance project. Not only was it the first 36,000 hour overhaul of a DF engine, but the spare parts supply had to be carried out under challenging lockdown circumstances because of Covid-19. Most importantly, the overhaul confirmed the excellent condition of the WinGD engines."
Superintendent of the SK Audace commented:
"For me, CMS always provides peace of mind. They work with great attention to detail, and I'm grateful for their meticulous and professional work. They support the customer from preparation of the project through to its completion. They are a business partner that I am happy to cooperate with, now and in the future."
The design qualities of the engines were demonstrated throughout the disassembly of the moving parts and overhauling work, both during the 36K project and the 18K project two years ago.