Gwella Contracting finishes thermal insulation project for TSHD Arco Dijk

Gwella Contracting Services Ltd recently completed a thermal insulation project on a large dredger vessel.

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As reported, the company successfully wrapped up the inspection and insulation of exhaust gas pipes onboard Arco Dijk, a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger built in 1992.

Gwella Contracting removed and replaced 20+ worn-out insulation jackets surrounding the inner and outer bellows/Turbo Transition and flanges.

The project also included removal and renewal of 2 sections of 0.5m exhaust uptake cladding and underlying insulation on each engine.

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All jackets and cladding were fitted to comply with SOLAS regulations with downward overlaps to allow for run off in the event of a flammable fluid leak.