Irish Navy starts P50-class midlife overhaul assessment

Irish Navy photo of P50-class OPV LÈ Niamph

The Irish Naval Service has awarded marine and naval architecture consultancy Tymor Marine a contract to carry out a vessel mid-life extension survey. 

The Aberdeen-headquartered company will survey the Irish Navy’s P50 class vessels to assess the condition of their structure, systems, equipment and machinery and provide a full analysis and report containing recommendations for integrity maintenance and upgrade activity.

According to Tymor Marine, the vessel survey will provide evidence of vessel integrity and where possible make an estimation of remaining endurance, highlighting priority sites requiring attention.

A review of planned maintenance and inspection activity, recommendations for cost-efficient preventative actions and upgrades, assessment of machinery hours linked to the vessel’s planned mode of operation over the course of its future activities will also be conducted. Tymor will thereafter advise on remedial action, taking into account the availability and cost of spares and repairs.

“Onboard asset integrity, maintenance and vessel life extension is critical to ensure that our high standards of operational excellence and safety are continued well into the future,” Lt Cdr Elaine Moloney, Irish Naval Service, commented. “We are looking forward to working with Tymor in support of this objective.”

“We are privileged to have been awarded such a prestigious contract to support the Irish Navy in their mission to extend the life of their active service vessels and onboard assets,” Kevin Moran, managing director of Tymor Marine, explained. “We have no ties with equipment manufacturers, vessel insurers or classification societies and make all recommendations in the best interest of the client.”

 

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