ERIKS launches new marine capability

11 July 2014

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ERIKS UK is launching a new marine capability offering a comprehensive service of component supply, repair and replacement of equipment and parts for all types of vessels and port facilities. ERIKS Marine will provide a repair and replacement parts service from the stem to stern on a vessel, including thrusters and deck cranes through to control panels, bearings, pumps, hydraulics, deck machinery, generators, alternators and winches.

This new service will be primarily be delivered by seven branches around the UK, each with a marine specialism, and will also be capable of urgent delivery of components to remote global locations. Alongside component supply, ERIKS Marine will also offer engineering resources and technical expertise for all types of marine entities from all vessel types, including ferries, fishing vessels and of course deep sea ships, shipbuilders and repair yards, work boat operators and port facilities.

In addition, ERIKS Marine will also provide a comprehensive condition-based maintenance (CBM) service, delivered by trained technicians with extensive marine experience, to ensure vessels and equipment achieve minimum downtime and maximum TBO. CBM can also form part of a reliability-based maintenance strategy and predictive maintenance.

ERIKS Marine is the only UK accredited “SKF expert in marine”, using only SEC-accredited marine engineers and works within IACS guidelines and also SOLAS, IMO and MARPOL standards and regulations.

Simon Hemper, Marine Business Development manager at ERIKS UK/Marine comments: “The marine industry relies upon the efficient operation of its assets. Delays for maintenance or repair can result in off-hire time, late-docking time and delayed sailings all of which are very costly. Port operations also need to adhere to these tight schedules, hence our two pronged approach”

He continues: “The ERIKS Marine service is dedicated to improving the productivity and reliability of marine related equipment by offering a solution-neutral capability to customers. ERIKS Marine offers best-advice for marine Maintenance Repair & Overhaul, which can result in an unbiased recommendation of repair rather than replacement of components where it is more cost effective. This is an unusual market position which we are proud to have.”

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