Two years after her previous visit, Lelie C, owned by Cebo Marine, has left Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) following a full maintenance programme and a significant upgrade to her cement-carrying capacity.

The three-week stopover included a full survey and a range of repairs and maintenance to prepare her for more years of reliable service.

The work included fitting a new fuel filter system, renewing the hydraulic pipes for the hatch crane, and repairing the propeller while at the same time replacing the seals and liner for its shaft and changing the shaft seals for the bow thruster. The hull and topsides also received a fresh coat of paint.

The main project, however, was the installation of eight new cement silos, each with a capacity of 40m³. These tanks were previously fitted on VOS Symphony, another regular visitor to Oranjewerf, prior to her going for scrap.

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf removed the tanks, refurbished them and then installed them on board the Lelie C. Prior to their installation, Oranjewerf fabricated a silo foundation and fitted it in the vessel’s hold. 80-metres of stiffeners were also welded into place in the double bottom tanks to provide the necessary support.

Meanwhile, approximately 100m² of grating walkway was fabricated and fitted on the deck to give access to the manifolds on each of the new silos. The supply / discharge and air pipe system for the two existing silos was also refurbished to accommodate the new capacity.

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