Astican keeps calm and carries on.


Astican Shipyard, Las Palmas

Fugro Searcher is a 66m Research Vessel built in 2010, she is technically managed from Aberdeen. Wilmot Marine have developed a good working relationship with the team at Fugro Aberdeen and as a result our shipyard principals have managed to bid and win work from this offshore fleet.


Some of the works carried out on the Fugro Searcher at Astican:


Mechanical / hydraulic works:

·        Port and starboard side Schottel propeller renew.

·        Renew bow thruster

·        Overhauling of hydraulic cylinders from A-Frame and provision crane

·        Replace starboard and portside launch booms

·        Overhaul 6 blocks PVG valves

·        Alignment of electric drive motors

Electrical Works:

·        Overhauling electric motor bow thruster

·        Alternators: Renew bearings, clean with dielectric products, check insulation, dry, refit covers and mount back in good order

·        Checking and tighten all connections and insulation test of Main Switchboard and Emergency Switchboard

·        Testing and cleaning breakers in workshop. Safety test on board.


Hull treatment works:

·        Install carpet as hull protection


Welding Works:

·        Installation of the BWTS Skid mounted unit and pipe modifications.

·        Manufacture and weld a protection plate for new schottels

·        Install new section of gondola