During the lifetime of any vessel the largest single cost, apart from purchase, for any ship owner is the cost of dry dockings.
If this is not managed well, with detailed preparation, tight controls and close management, then costs can quickly spiral and times in dock can overrun, which can adversely affect Owners revenue.
Tamar’s Fleet Technical management team is able to carry out the effective planning of dry dockings and other major repairs, retrofits and conversions, as well as supervision of these services, to the highest standard.
This is normally included within the full technical management; however, if required, can be offered as an individual bespoke service for any Owner or third party.
Given the size of fleets for which Tamar provides technical management, there are frequent scheduled dry dockings, easily reaching 15-plus dockings in any one year.
Many vessels are managed on a five-year docking program, with an intermediate docking survey completed “in water”.
Specifications and full turn-key project management are carried out utilizing a powerful software package with a database of a large number of completed specifications and a broad selection of individually detailed jobs. This also means Tamar is able to produce detailed specifications, including almost any work scope, within 24 hours, should this ever be required for emergency docking and repairs.
Retrofitting of new and replacement equipment and project work can be managed using the same methodology, and has been done so with great success.