Essential Works on Hamnavoe Ferry to Northern Islands

Replacement crankshaft for the Northlink ferry, Hamnavoe

We recently assisted Babcock Commercial at Rosyth with the lifting into position of the replacement crankshaft for the Northlink ferry, Hamnavoe, which operates between the mainland and the Northern Islands.

The crankshaft weighs 5 tonnes and is seven metres long.  It had to be lowered through a hole cut on the car deck and then fleeted through an internal bulkhead into the engine room. Delivery period for a replacement is 6 months, so no room for mistakes!  Well done everybody involved.