NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, UK – Royston has completed engine overhaul work onboard Stena Drilling’s 228-m (748-ft) long drillship Stena DrillMAX.
The program involved a 48,000 running-hour service on a Wartsila W16V32 engine conducted by engineers in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands.
The generator, one of six used to power thruster units and to supply electricity for operations, heating, power and lighting systems, was fitted with new fuel injectors, cylinder heads and liners.
Royston’s service package, which involved the disassembly and rebuild of the power unit, was expanded following a primary inspection, with additional engineering resources were brought in to help the team complete work on the crankshaft seal replacement.
Work on servicing the turbocharger entailed fitting of new cartridges and gaskets to optimize the operational performance.
Royston engineers also oversaw engine testing in line with the manufacturer’s specification and tolerances and remained onboard the vessel before it sailed to Guyana to resume exploration drilling activities.