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Commercial Shipping

Maritime transport remains as the backbone of globalized trade and the manufacturing supply chain, as more than four-fifths of world merchandise trade by volume is carried by sea.

Maritime transport remains as the backbone of globalized trade and the manufacturing supply chain, as more than four fifths of world merchandise trade by volume is carried by sea. Despite the slowdown in world-wide economic growth and international maritime trade in the last three years, there are some 50,000+ ships on water at any given time needing repair and maintenance services regularly.  The global maritime freight transport is expected to exhibit a growth of about 4% during 2021-2026.

Even though the bunker prices have been increased about 35-45% from January 2020, largely due to changes in fuel regulation on the usage of Low Sulphur Fuel by IMO 2020, the crash in the oil prices due to COVID-19 have nullified this effect. Tanker rates have profited tremendously from high demand for floating storage, but the charter rates are expected to return closer to long-run averages in the second half of the year as broad economic weakness finds its way into the tanker market.

Given the current instability in the major shipping markets, we know very well how important it is to control the daily operating costs of every vessel and assist our clients with their efforts to meet their operational KPIs and goals with respect to OPEX optimization, energy efficiency, and of course the critical de-carbonization goals through ensuring compliance with the new IMO 2020 regulations to use LSFO (Low Sulphur Fuel Oil).

Subsea Global Solutions has underwater fleet maintenance contracts (covering about 2,500 commercial vessels trading world-wide) with several major container lines, tanker and bulk carrier owners, ship management companies, and ship operators, supporting their fleets on a global scale under fixed, lump-sum pricing structures. This ensures the client benefits from tangible savings on regularly scheduled hull and propeller maintenance as well as ad-hoc repair services. It also provides better predictability on future spending, thus allows capability to budget for services more accurately.

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Case Studies

Hull Breach on Tanker

During cargo operations, a submerged pile pierced through the hull. Subsea Global Solutions worked together with owner and class to develop repair plan that included the design and installation of an engineered cofferdam.

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Offshore Oil & Gas

A Blue-Chip oil & gas company incurred several defects and cracks in a critical attachment member of an FPSO’s hull – these defects required repair to allow continued operation.

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Skeg Ripped from Azipod

3 month out of dry dock, galvanic corrosion caused heavy cavitation/erosion damage on PORT and STBD side rudders.

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Subsea Global Solutions Reseats Shifted Tailshaft Afloat and Executes a Stern Seal Repair

The client indicated that the tailshaft had shifted aft approximately 200 mm when the ship’s crew was doing maintenance on the shaft coupling. It resulted in the aft water seal losing contact with the liner, causing large amounts of water ingress into the stern tube.

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Subsea Global Solutions Completes an Afloat Rudder Stock Seal Replacement

This complex underwater repair was completed to the client's satisfaction in 5 days in conjunction with various other repair works. Subsea Global Solutions managed both the underwater and internal portions of this repair to ensure each phase was executed seamlessly.

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Underwater Propeller Blade Straightening – Cold Static Loading

Subsea Global Solutions can restore your propeller blades as a permanent repair, to OEM design geometry by cold static loading with our underwater propeller blade press.

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Double Bow Thruster Removal by Subsea Global Solutions

The benefits of removing a damaged bow thruster afloat are many. The customer was able to prevent further damage to the bearings and gears caused by the presence of seawater in the gear housing and the procedures allows the units to be overhauled prior to the vessels next dry-dock—or, they can be re-installed afloat by Subsea Global Solutions, which would help to eliminate the need for additional tug cost.

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Afloat Bow Thruster Blade Seal Exchange by Subsea Global Solutions

The project was executed with two Subsea Global Solutions teams working around the clock. While the vessel trimming process was in motion, the team onboard the vessel began to drain the oil from the thruster while the dive team began removing the bow thruster tunnel gratings to gain full access to the bow thruster.

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Scrubber Overboard Spool Pipe Repairs with 5 Year Warranty

The installation of complete SOx scrubber systems is entirely possible without taking the vessel out of the water. Subsea Global Solutions' involvement is focused on precision cutting of the hull penetrations for the sea chest openings and overboard spool pipe installation below the waterline.

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Subsea Global Solutions solves serious problems: Assisting a large, fully laden post-Panamax container vessel with steering issues

Subsea Global Solutions solves serious problems: Assisting a large fully laden Post-Panamax container vessel with steering issues. Subsea Global Solutions works with port authorities, class, and manufacturers to provide class-approved in-water float out removal, repair, and refit of a 110 mt rudder. Find out how our underwater inspection and survey services deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to a complex offshore problem. Subsea Global Solutions works with port authorities, class, and manufacturers to provide class-approved in-water rudder float out removal, repair, and refit of a 110 mt rudder. Helping owners safely reduce their risk exposure and related costs that would include diversions, delays, and downtime.

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Galvanic Corrosion on Rudders

3 months out of dry dock, galvanic corrosion caused heavy cavitation/ erosion damage on PORT and STBD side rudders.

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Commercial Shipping

Hull Cleaning

Maritime transport remains as the backbone of globalized trade and the manufacturing supply chain, as more than four fifths of world merchandise trade by volume is carried by sea. Despite the slowdown in world-wide economic growth and international maritime trade in the last three years, there are some 50,000+ ships on water at any given time needing repair and maintenance services regularly.  The global maritime freight transport is expected to exhibit a growth of about 4% during 2021-2026.

Even though the bunker prices have been increased about 35-45% from January 2020, largely due to changes in fuel regulation on the usage of Low Sulphur Fuel by IMO 2020, the crash in the oil prices due to COVID-19 have nullified this effect. Tanker rates have profited tremendously from high demand for floating storage, but the charter rates are expected to return closer to long-run averages in the second half of the year as broad economic weakness finds its way into the tanker market.

Given the current instability in the major shipping markets, we know very well how important it is to control the daily operating costs of every vessel and assist our clients with their efforts to meet their operational KPIs and goals with respect to OPEX optimization, energy efficiency, and of course the critical de-carbonization goals through ensuring compliance with the new IMO 2020 regulations to use LSFO (Low Sulphur Fuel Oil).

Subsea Global Solutions has underwater fleet maintenance contracts (covering about 2,500 commercial vessels trading world-wide) with several major container lines, tanker and bulk carrier owners, ship management companies, and ship operators, supporting their fleets on a global scale under fixed, lump-sum pricing structures. This ensures the client benefits from tangible savings on regularly scheduled hull and propeller maintenance as well as ad-hoc repair services. It also provides better predictability on future spending, thus allows capability to budget for services more accurately.

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