Several times a day, the Samsoe ferry sails back and forth between the Danish mainland and the island of Samsoe with visitors, islanders and cars on board. For that reason, the shipowner was frightened the day they discovered a damage on the ferry's gas system.
Identifying the problem
MAKEEN Cryo designed and delivered the refuelling solution that makes it possible to bunker the ferry with LNG. And since that partnership was successful, it was natural for the shipowner to ask MAKEEN Cryo for help once again.
When MAKEEN Cryo's gas technical experts approached the malfunctioning gas system, the first item on the agenda was troubleshooting: Why is the system not working?
After identifying the problem, next step was to develop an action plan and fix the issue. But with several departures a day, the Samsoe ferry could not take a break at the shore to be repaired.
Fixing the equipment – while keep sailing
To make sure that the repairing and the sailing operations could run simultaneously, the consultants from MAKEEN Cryo decided to fix the gas equipment onshore. And while they did so, the ferry could continue with its sailing timetable, using diesel as fuel.
When the gas system was up and running again, they brought it back onto the ferry – and business was back to usual with LNG. The shipowener was happy, and consequently the consultants were too.