CSSC Marine Service (CMS), the equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has introduced an injection control unit (ICU) overhaul and testing service.
The development marks the first time that OEM-authorised ICU overhaul and testing has been available in China and extends its range of services for WïnGD and RT-Flex 2-stroke engines, some of which are used for LNGCs main propulsion units.
ICU overhauls are traditionally carried out in two key ports worldwide and often require the shipments of complete ICUs to and from the repair shop at great cost.
It is estimated that around 2,000 ICUs are overhauled globally each year, so the service represents a viable new business line for CMS in China, the company said. For CMS, this expansion to other key markets can be replicated once this is proven to be popular with owners.
“ICU overhaul and testing are a core service that until now has not been available in one of the world’s biggest shiprepair markets,” said Andrew Stump President CMS. “As a sister company and authorised service partner of WinGD, customers can be assured that CMS’s service is performed to the highest standards while offering even greater convenience and cost efficiency.”
CMS performed its first ICU service more than six months ago and the company has a dedicated ICU overhaul and testing workshop in Qingdao where the units are sent for cleaning, inspection, reconditioning (including the replacement of damaged parts) and most importantly - bench testing.
Once the reconditioned units are received at the ICU workshop the overhaul can be performed in as little as two to three days – meaning the service, when planned in advance, can be easily incorporated into a 12-15 day drydock without disrupting the schedule of the shipyard or ship operator.
CMS performs its services through service centres across Asia – including four in China – one each in South Korea and Singapore and in Europe, based in Hamburg and Switzerland.
It also offers worldwide coverage via partner service stations across the globe.