BLRT christens new dock with Minerva repairs

The newly acquired largest floating repair dock in the Baltic States owned by the Western Shipyard Group (WSY) a member of BLRT Grupp, has accepted its first ship for repairs

The dock delivered earlier this month is intended for repairs of the Panamax-, Post Panamax- and Aframax-type vessels. The first vessel was accepted within a week of delivery of the dock.

Arnoldas Šileika, CEO of WSY Group, emphasised that putting floating dock No 12, with its length of 235m, width of 45m and a lifting capacity of 33,000 tonnes, into operation turns a new page in the Company’s history with completely new opportunities opening up, which will allow to further strengthen company’s position in the European ship repair market.

The first vessel accepted by the largest floating dock in the Baltics is Minerva, a 189m long and 30.5m wide container vessel managed by the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. The vessel will undergo mandatory repairs to meet the requirements applicable to the vessels of that class. According to forecasts, the specialists of WSY will complete the planned work within two weeks.

The dock was acquired by BLRT Grupp in 2016 from the Adriatic Shipyard Bijela in Montenegro. It has been reconditioned and totally modernised. BLRT currently has a second new dock for Panamax vessels undergoing repair and upgrading. It was acquired from the Riga Shipyard at the end of last year.

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