December so far has seen a record number of operators using Alicats vessel lift and turnkey maintenance services. With eight wind farm support vessels plus other smaller craft standing on the yard at the same time the lift has been busy on a daily basis with some vessels being returned to water following completion just a few short hours later.

For larger maintenance projects some stay longer. Projects like repowering, structural repairs or modifications, or cosmetic purposes like painting and refit. (Continued below)

Picture : December 2014 – Alicat Workboats facility in Great Yarmouth including WISE 200T Mobile vessel lift. Capable of the fast liftout of vessels up to 200 tonnes, 40m long, 11m beam.

With prolonged fine weather being replaced by ‘weather bombs’ operators are taking calculated weather breaks to fulfil maintenance schedules essential to ensure their vessels are kept in excellent working order. The heavy workload of WFSV’s can take it’s toll on a craft and it’s passengers if strict maintenance isn’t carried out and Alicat offer all major services onsite. From fabrication to fenders, marine electrics to mechanical engineering, hydraulics to hardware, Alicat has strategically put together collective services designed to remove the necessity for calls to multiple companies which can cause additional downtime when waiting for availability & travel time. One call or email to Alicat with your work list and you can be assured that a team of experts will do the rest, even at short notice.

An extensive fleet of fully equipped service vehicles ensures many repairs can be carried out in situ with fast mobilisation.

While your crew is onsite they will be looked after. Alicat is located directly between Great Yarmouth and Gorleston On Sea and being on the main bus route the yard is just 5 minutes away from either town centre and all amenities. The railway station is a 15 minutes walk away and just a 45 minute drive away from Norwich Airport.

Save time and cost to your company.

For more information about Alicat Workboats full onsite service package please click here

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