DETYENS SHIPYARDS: Charleston,
Established in 1962, DETYENS SHIPYARDS has a long and distinguished history
in US ship repair. In 1995, the company opened a commercial ship repair facility
on the site of the former Charleston Naval Shipyard, in Charleston, SC. The facility
offers three (3) graving docks with a capacity of up to Panamax. In addition
to the docks, the facility also offers modern, enclosed shops for all crafts;
ten 56-ton gantry cranes (on a continuous rail system); and over 7,000 ft of
deepwater pier space. The company also operates its original shipyard, complete
with enclosed shops and a 5,000LT floating dock.
Over the years, Detyens has performed
projects involving every type of vessel:
- LNG carriers
The growing port of Charleston offers deepwater, easy access and
convenience to Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico trade routes and ports.
Detyens Shipyards reputation as a place to go for high quality ship repair
at competitive rates is helping to attract new customers. Detyens Shipyards people,
their can-do attitudes, and the consistent level of service that
they offer have been turning these new customers into valued repeat customers!
DETYENS SHIPYARDS Awarded Multi-Ship Contract for CAPE
DETYENS SHIPYARDS, Inc. (Charleston, SC) has been awarded a three ship contract
for the drydocking and repairs to the CAPE RACE, CAPE RISE, and CAPE RAY by Keystone
Shipping of Bala Cynwyd, PA. The three ROS vessels are home-ported in Portsmouth,
VA and belong to MarAds Ready Reserve Fleet.
All three vessels will have extensive steel repairs accomplished in various
levels and in the ballast tanks, as well as shaft and rudder removals, stabilizer
work, tank cleaning and coating, and crane overhauls.
Keystone Shipping also manages the USNS LCPL ROY M. WHEAT, which was repaired
at Detyens Shipyards, last year. This is the eighth drydocking accomplished for
Keystone at Detyens since 1999.
DETYENS SHIPYARDS Completes Multi-Ship Contract
One July 8, 2003, the first vessel entered Drydock #5 at DETYENS SHIPYARDS'
facility in North Charleston. On September 26, 2003, the final vessel departed
the yard, completing a three-ship package between the yard and Marine Transport
Lines. The three MTL vessels; SS Coast Range, SMT Chemical Explorer and SS Blue
Ridge, with availability's originally scheduled for a total of 131 calendar days,
had been completed in 80 days. In total, over 16,000 man days of labor was accomplished
by Detyens as well as thousands more by a large group of excellent subcontractors
including TÉCNICO, International Marine and Industrial Applicators (IMIA),
Main Industries, Excel Apparatus and Knights Piping.
Work on the Coast Range and Blue Ridge (both 658 foot, 42,000 DWT Carlsbad
Class tankers) involved routine drydocking items as well as double bottom tank
and topside blasting and coating. In addition, both vessels had significant steel
renewal packages accomplished as well as piping and electrical upgrades.
The SMT Chemical Explorer is a 45,000 DWT Integrated tug/barge unit, which
was docked between the two tankers. The ITB also had all regular drydocking items.
DETYENS SHIPYARDS Completes Repair Period for DREDGE TEXAS
recently completed a significant drydocking, and repair period for dredging major,
GLDD. Following the completion of its contract near Wilmington, NC; the Cutter
Suction Dredge TEXAS arrived at the shipyard. Beginning in early December, 2003,
this work was completed at Detyens Cooper River facility,
utilizing one of its three (3) large graving docks.
Beyond typical drydocking items, the project included:
- Complete Blast & Coating
of U/W Hull, Main Deck, and Dredge Ladder
- Refurbishment of Accommodation areas
- Repairs to Dredge Gear Box, Stern Swivel,
and Dredge Pump
- Complete disassembly and overhaul of Traveling Block Assembly
(the assembly contains ten (10) 30-diameter cable sheaves
- Renewal of Trunnion
- Replacement of Ladder Suction and Discharge Piping
Under the direct supervision of Larry Reynolds (Project Manager), the project
demonstrated the flexibility and resourcefulness that the shipyard has become
known for. This project involved the coordination of numerous crafts and sub-contractors,
as well as utilization of a graving drydock, wet berth, overhead cranes and Detyens
extensive shop facilities and equipment.
TÉCNICO CORPORATION to
Support Future Vessel Renovation, Repair and New Construction Project
TÉCNICO CORPORATION is a privately owned industrial and marine manufacturing
firm, specializing in turnkey ship repair items. The company was founded in 1990,
in the South Norfolk part of Chesapeake, VA. The company became ISO-9001 certified
in August 2000. TÉCNICO received a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA)
in March 2000. Since 1990, TÉCNICO has grown from 30 employees to a workforce
of over 600 skilled and responsive tradesmen, supervisors, engineers, and managers.
TÉCNICO has its core business base in the ship repair industry and
has maintained a solid reputation as a first-rate provider of Maintenance and
Repair (M & R), as well as Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (H, M & E)
services. TÉCNICO has also diversified into more specialized areas, including
Shipboard Habitability Installations, Hyperbaric Chamber Construction and Alteration
Installation Team (AIT) work.
To support this diversification, TÉCNICO has expanded and now maintains
shops in Mobile, AL, Jacksonville, FL, San Diego, CA and Panama City, FL. Our
facilities include 80,000 square feet of fabrication and machine shops. These
shops provide the capability to fabricate everything from custom piping and structural
items to marine furniture, stainless steel equipment, and HVAC ducting. The combination
of expertise, well-located facilities, and in-house fabrication ensures that
our customers receive superior quality services and products delivered on time
at the lowest possible cost.
TÉCNICO CORPORATION Completes Major Commercial Steel Project
TÉCNICO CORPORATION recently completed a major steel renewal project
to Cargills Barge BAHIA DE TAMPA, while the barge was undergoing work
at International Ship Repair. Over the course of the project, the TÉCNICO
team cropped-out and renewed some 53-tons of 3/4' shaped shell plate and
internals. A total of five (5) tanks were affected by the work.
Utilizing its skills as a turnkey specialist, TÉCNICO completed this
work as a shipyard sub-contractor for International Ship Repairs production
group. Led by Robert de Oliveira (Project Manager) and supervisors Thomas Nelson
and Teddy Griffey, the TÉCNICO team successfully completed this work in
five (5) weeks.
TÉCNICOs Mobile division has also completed a variety of projects
while working directly for commercial and offshore industry vessel owner / operators.
TÉCNICOs Mobile division maintains shops, a fabrication area, and
offices at the Mobile Middle Bay Homeport. In addition to a centralized location
along the US Gulf Coast, this also allows them access to utilize a secure 650-ft
deepwater (40-ft depth) pier, complete with services.
WALASHEK INDUSTRIAL & MARINE Has Earned a Reputation
for Quality Service
Founded in 1986, WALASHEK INDUSTRIAL & MARINE (WIM) has established itself
as one of the premier boiler repair companies in the maritime industry. Through
the years, the company has assembled an extremely dedicated and talented workforce,
as well as a very experienced management and supervision team. This has helped
WIM earn a reputation for top quality workmanship at very competitive prices.
In addition to pursuing Auxiliary and Waste Heat Boiler work, WIM has found
its success utilizing piping, structural and outside machinist skills to pursue
work with companies operating non-steam-driven vessels. WIM has qualified its
fabrication and welding procedures with the regulatory agencies of the American
Bureau of Shipping, USCG, ASME, US Navy, and NBIC.
Originally a West Coast company, WIM has expanded to have offices and shops
on all three coasts: Seattle, WA, Portland, ME, San Diego, CA, Mobile, AL, Jacksonville,
FL and Norfolk, VA. From these sites, WIM can quickly equip and mobilize work
teams to tackle both scheduled maintenance and emergency repairs. For scheduled
repairs, WIM has a history of working in most of the major US yards, as well
as on projects in Italy, Portugal, China, Singapore, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Japan,
Taiwan, and Australia.
Please contact us the next time you require boiler or engine room work. Whether
it is refractory work, condenser re-tubing, heat exchanger work, or piping/valve
repairs; we will be ready to respond to your needs. We pride ourselves on professionalism
and customer service and responsiveness is the first part of that.
ENMAN & ASSOCIATES to represent ELGIN BROWN & HAMER
to the U.S. markets
We are pleased to announce that ENMAN & ASSOCIATES, Inc. has been chosen
as the U.S. agents to represent the South African repair group, ELGIN BROWN & HAMER,
Ltd. The EB&H Group of companies includes repair facilities in Cape Town,
Durban and East London. Elgin Brown & Hamer, Ltd. offers 8 companies that
provide a full range of maintenance and repair services for all types of ocean-going
- ELGIN, BROWN & HAMER (Pty) Ltd.
Ship Repairers and Marine Engineers
- EAST LONDON SHIPYARD (Pty) Ltd.
Repairers and Marine Engineers
- PORT MARINE CONTRACTORS
Crews, and Tank Cleaning
- MARINE & HYDRAULIC
Cranes, Cargo Equipment
and Deck Machinery
- ELECTRO MARINE
Electrical Repairs and Motor Rewinds
- PORT SCAFF SCAFFOLDING
- DIESEL & TURBO SERVICE CENTER
Marine Engine Rebuilders
The three shipyard facilities along the South African Coast have access to
a number of floating and graving docks, including the largest privately operated
dry dock in South Africa.
- DURBAN FACILITY - Graving Dock-Prince Edward (352m x 33.5m) - Floating Dock-Eldock
(155m x 24m)
- CAPE TOWN FACILITY - Graving Dock-Sturrock (360m x 38.5m)
- EAST LONDON SHIPYARD
- Graving Dock-Princess Elizabeth (200m x 27m)