Astican had a total of 125 repair projects completed in 2021, 81 of which were repaired in dry dock using the Syncrolift system.
In the first and second quarter, Astican carried out a variety of work such as the replacement of the 35 tonnes SNL crane onboard the non-self-propelled vessel Luft-1 and the first installation of a CMC on-board a drillship in the Canary Islands. It was also a busy few months in the offshore market.
2021 was also a year with a great diversity of customers, vessel types, sizes, and repairs.
There were major repairs on-board Fred Olsen’s 6,348 gt fast ferry Bentago Express and the yard was fortunate to drydock, for the first time, the world’s fastest and most modern trimaran, the 7,915 gt Bajamar Express, the longest-beam vessel ever drydocked in Astican, with a clearance of just 80 cm.
During the autumn, Astican completed two important repairs, Mercy Ships’ 16,572 gt specialized hospital ship Africa Mercy and Odfjell Gas Ship owning’s 9,126 dwt LPG tanker Bow Guardian.
For Astican, the Africa Mercy has been one of the most important projects this year. Repairs to the ship required more than 70 tonnes of steel to make it as good as new and a lot of work was also carried out on the ship’s exterior, such as the deck cranes and funnel, which was structurally renovated. Africa Mercy gained 15 more years of service life and now continues her missionary work in Africa, providing medical and surgical care to people in need as it has been doing for more than 40 years.
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