Supporting your dry dock experience

AtZ understand docking is a significant part of ship maintenance. When operators or management companies lack the resources to manage work independently, we’re able to provide project management, technical support, supervision and expertise, supporting all dry dock activities.

Dry Dock

Pre-dock Project Management

Procurement assistance 
  • Alternative supply sourcing and assessment
  • Define parts scope 
  • Define work scope.
Detailed work plan for each piece of equipment
  • Project software utilisation and reporting 
  • Risk assessment and contingency planning (“what if” scenarios) 
  • Classification society, yard and contractor liaison 
  • Plan integration to overall dock plan.
Dry Dock Services

Technical Services

Our technical experience allows us to best represent your organisation in both the preparation and execution of docking activities. Many of our projects will include close liaison with a wide range of other partners and suppliers on your behalf, allowing you to focus on business-critical activities.

Our team are able to support docking in locations around the world, and where appropriate, are able to recommend both OEM and alternative aftermarket solution providers. 

Recent docking works include Cruise, Naval and Bulk vessels within mainland Europe and the Far East

Dry Dock Project Management of Propulsion Equipment
  • Shaft lines 
  • Thrusters 
  • Steering gear 
  • Stabilisers
Post-dock project management
  • Sea trial attendance 
  • Reporting 
  • Wash up and lessons learnt


FAQ’s

We have only a short window for our forthcoming dry dock, and we are not sure whether we will need to withdraw the vessels tail shaft. Will this be necessary?

In short, perhaps. It will depend on the lubrication type, time since last removed and any Class requirements.
Part of our project management activity is to collate all historical information as well as Classification Society conditions and requirements. By engaging our services, we will judge what activities or inspections are definitely or possibly required during the dock. We can liaise with the Classification Society on your behalf, and together develop a plan to complete all required works, as well as satisfy all Class requirements.

It is essential that out departure from dock is not delayed – how can we ensure this?

While nothing within a dock is certain, being well prepared for all potential problems that could be faced within the work scope will assist. Part of our management activity will be to gauge the risks for each piece of equipment within the scope, and identify mitigation actions. This could include doing some preparatory inspection before the dock, or ensuring that spare equipment or parts are on hand in the yard. We have a great deal of experience in minimising schedule risk – please get in touch to discuss your particular requirements to see how we could assist.

Why do we need to engage third party project support, when the yard is very capable at docking ships?

In our experience, yards have varied expertise and are not always familiar with specific pieces of equipment and technology on your vessel. They also have a priority to complete works quickly, freeing their dock and maximise their own revenues. Able to operate independently of both the vessel and yard, we take a balanced view on every situation, and represent best interests of our customer. Companies who have engaged our services usually find that the savings delivered on associated equipment supply, time and rectification costs for errors made without our help, far outweigh our costs – delivering a lower risk and cost docking.

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