SeaKing Electrical completes international contract on Bibby Renaissance

SeaKing Electrical has completed a major international contract delivering an
electrical upgrade to part of the Bibby Renaissance ship.

The Birkenhead based firm is a specialist in electrical engineering working across the global marine, offshore and industrial markets.

It was responsible for revamping the central air conditioning plant for the 332 bedroomed vessel to bring greater control and usability. The deal involved work across ports in Kippul, Malaysia and Singapore.

The work was carried out prior to the ship’s assignment to the Barrow Island offshore development.

SeaKing Group Business Development Manager Neil Mellenchip said: “This is a terrific contract demonstrating the electrical engineering expertise we can offer. It also shows the strength of our global reach and ability to work on international projects. We sent out a team of three technicians to complete the Renaissance contract. The work involved a complete upgrade to the vessel’s air conditioning system. This included fitting new panel controls to the air conditioning hub located in the plant room. We installed programmable logical controllers (PLCs) and improved visual indication to make the entire system much easier to use. The new controls allow temperature conditions around the vessel to be managed with greater efficiency. They also show a broader range of parameters helping with the overall management of the air conditioning equipment including items like compressors.”

The Bibby Renaissance Coastel is moored at Barrow Island, off Australia’s north west coast. It is used for offshore accommodation and has a range of facilities including a restaurant, games rooms, gymnasiums and roof terrace.

SeaKing Electrical worked alongside fellow Birkenhead and marine refrigeration specialists Brooktherm to complete the job. It involved electrical technicians Chris Potter and Ryan Millman and software engineer Tony Parr.

Mr Mellenchip said the firm will continue to build on its strong relationships with major vessel groups. “We have a highly skilled and experienced work force capable of operating in extremely demanding conditions,” he said. “The Renaissance project saw our team working in temperatures of more than 40C in ports across Malaysia and Singapore. This project adds to the wide variety of vessels SeaKing Electrical has worked on in the last year, including super yachts, dive support vessels, drill ships, ferries, tug boats and tanker. We deliver a complete electrical services package from survey and design to manufacturing, installation and maintenance. A key aim for 2012 and beyond is to build on the momentum of the last 12 months with a particular focus on the offshore market.”

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