Maritime retrofit, refit and upgrades
Over time, certain equipment onboard a ship can become obsolete. When equipment breaks down and needs to be repaired or replaced on the spot, it becomes increasingly difficult to find spare parts over time. This often entails high costs and unexpected downtime. Replacing the equipment can be more cost-effective in these cases, this is also called retrofit. Marine retrofitting is the process of changing a ship's systems or structure after its initial construction and occupation. As technology evolves, vessel retrofitting can make your fleet reliable, efficient, operationally flexible and you stay up-to-date with the growing regulations. JRC has years of experience in retrofits which enables us to ensure that the installation remains reliable and efficient throughout its entire life cycle. Our network of experienced engineers offers you the certainty that the ship can operate under all circumstances.
With our JRC product portfolio, we can adapt your current installations to the latest technologies and products. JRC offers you complete system integration solutions and a support package consisting of: technical support,spare parts, repair and maintenance (SBM contracts), and service. Thanks to our worldwide distribution network, we can always assist you, wherever you are in the world.
To prevent high costs and unexpected downtime, JRC actively contacts our customers who have older equipment on board. This allows us to continue to actively advise them on how to extend the lifespan of their entire system for maximum efficiency and avoid unnecessary downtime. In many cases, this results in an increase in the reliability and performance of the system and a reduction in maintenance costs. Naturally, our advice is without obligation, and we see it as our service to help and support customers as much as possible.
For all refit installations to be a success, we follow a standard procedure consisting of:
- Pre-survey: our specialist carries out an onsite survey and prepares a report. This report includes a suggested system layout, a detailed project milestone plan, and a cost analysis.
- Engineering: the new configuration is carefully engineered (single diagram) to meet the required regulations for approval.
- Installation & Commissioning: this can be carried out while the ship is still in service or during docking, either by our team of technicians and third-party installation company, or the customer's staff under the supervision of our engineers.