Deck crane number 3, an IHI - Wuhan crane, type SS360200-280B suffered a burned electric main motor damage and the motor had to most urgently be exchanged on anchorage. The crane construction is so, that the E-motor (140 kW) cannot pass through the normal maintenance hatch.
The owners considered to cut an access hole into the crane body, but the attending Senior ALATAS Engineer decided against. Instead, the access through the operator cabin was elected for the electric motor replacement.
However, it required the removal of the operator cabin, which was carried out by ALATAS own mechanics, utilizing ALATAS supplied Staging, Air hoists and rigging equipment.
A newly supplied motor was installed, including new chain couplings for the main pumps.
The crane then was successfully function tested in the presence of the owners representative
The damaged E-motor was transported to ALATAS Workshop for urgent re-winding, baking and dynamic balancing.
Another repair job carried out by ALATAS crane Specialists, on time and on budget.