The Project: A&P Tyne successfully completed a 26 day refit and maintenance project on the 47,000-tonne BP vessel the British Serenity which is 183m long with a beam of 32m. The £1m project, undertaken on one of 12 tankers in the oil majors Virtue Class fleet was completed on time and to budget.
Scope of Work: With the British Serenity being the first BP Tanker to come into the Tyne for 12 years, A&P were only too aware of the need to deliver a successful project to very tight timescales. The workscope included blasting and painting the hull – taking over 6000 litres of paint – repairs to the bunker tank, pipe renewals, overhaul of the ship side valves and overhaul of the main engine.
The Result: Peaking with a workforce of over 200, A&P completed the project in just 26 days, much to the delight of Managing Director Stewart Boak who commented,
“We’ve delivered this prestigious project to time and on budget which is testament to the hard work of our management teams and skilled staff. It’s been a long time since BP brought a vessel to the Tyne and we wanted to ensure they had no reason not to come back!”
BP Shipping spokesman Adam Smith added “We chose to bring the British Serenity to a UK yard as the vessel was trading in North West Europe, and A&P Tyne was able to successfully