The superintendent of Calais Seaways, Mr. Charles Denise, was extremely satisfied with the delivery performance from ABB Turbocharging. “I was particularly impressed that ABB Turbocharging was able to deliver spares in less than 48 hours; and this over the weekend”, he explained.
The old VTR454 turbocharger, which was delivered in 1990, was replaced with a new one, the VTR454-11. All parts had to be replaced. Delivery was made onboard the ship on Sunday and installation was completed on Monday. Following final commissioning on Wednesday, the turbocharger was up and running again.
Calais Seaways has the capacity to transport 1,850 passengers and 700 vehicles each day. Interrup-tions in service could result in significant financial losses and an irreparable damage in reputation due to customer dissatisfaction.
Calais Seaways is operated by DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company. DFDS provides shipping and port terminal services, as well as transport and logistics services to over 8,000 customers in Europe.