Bulbous Bow Repairs
A 140 000 GWT Bulk Carrier en-route to Sept-Iles, unknowingly collided with a growler (small iceberg) that caused major damage to it’s bulbous bow area.
The repair required the renewal of a 50′ (15.2 m) long by 30′ (9.1. m) high section of shell plate on the port side area, as well as extensive internal repairs.
The work required that sections be prefabricated in our shop using our CNC Plasma Cutting Table, transported to the vessel, fitted and welded. The work was carried out in just over 2 weeks with a total renewal of 100 000 pounds (45 400 kgs) of steel, to the full satisfaction of the Owner’s representative and Classification and Transport Canada Surveyor’s.