Thruster Repair and Replacement

Thruster Repair and Replacement


UMC offer a complete turnkey service to allow repair or replacement of both tunnel and hull mounted thrusters on vessels and platforms world-wide, via the One Ocean™ network. This network has been formed between UMC International, All-Sea Enterprises and Phoenix International to offer a global single common standard of service delivery. Even at short notice we are able to provide a fast and efficient repair capability, avoiding costly dry dock alternatives.

UMC and the One Ocean™ network are able to manage all phases of the project from preparation, logistics, acceptance and operational execution on behalf of customers, thus avoiding costly dry docking or off-hire periods to provide a truly turnkey waterborne solution. Each task is also fully documented with OEM approved procedures.

With our team of engineers and naval architects UMC are able to perform all aspects of through life maintenance, utilising in water solutions or UMC’s unique cofferdam technology, to provide a safe and dry environment within the thruster tunnel itself. This controlled technical solution allows UMC personnel to carry out an afloat exchange or installation of the gear box and thruster blades and avoids the risk of possible seawater contamination within the ships oil propulsion system.

UMC also carry out the following worldwide services:

  • Underwater exchange of thruster blades
  • ACFM (Alternating Current Field Measurement) detection for blade cracks
  • Fabrication and underwater installation/removal of thruster tunnel grillages