Conversion & Refit

SeaTec provides safe, efficient, cost and time effective conversion solutions.

We work on multiple vessel types, and we have extensive experience with the offshore industry and luxury yachts. Supporting clients in identifying the most suitable shipyard, developing the best design and providing onsite supervision or installation team, during conversion.

SeaTec operates a retrofit methodology, for conversion from single machinery or equipment to entire ship, which includes the following stages:

  • Feasibility studies for vessels’ upgrading, lengthening or re-powering: preparation of technical solutions, following authorities’ approval, cost indications and milestones utilizing vast know-how in this industry.
  • Option analysis, evaluating possible conversion solution to satisfy client requirements
  • 3D laser scan survey to perform the best conversion design, basing on the existing structures and equipment layouts.
  • Engineering package, complete with technical drawings and reports to be used easily during conversion
  • Class checks and approval drawings are provided and guaranteed in advance avoiding issues on site installation
  • Supporting the owner in the procurement of supplied equipment interacting with the suppliers to find suitable technical and commercial solutions
  • Building up a technical specification for yard bidding
  • Assisting during the contract awarding
  • Supporting the owner with the plan approval of the design drawings and the yard’s engineering
  • Supervising the conversion work at the yard step-by-step with our site teams of experts in various disciplines to guarantee a solid technical execution for the modification required

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is green retrofit?

In the maritime industry, a green retrofit is the refurbishment of a vessel for the purpose of making it more environmentally sustainable. Green retrofitting is not only cost-effective but also hugely effective for bringing down the carbon footprint of a ship and reducing its impact on the environment – hence the name, green retrofit.

How long does it take to complete a ship refit?

The time it will take to complete your ship refit will come down to the unique specifications of your vessel and what you require. In general, it takes between six months to a year. This is in contrast to a new build which often takes four to five years to complete in full.

Why should you consider converting a ship?

There are many reasons an owner/operator might convert a vessel. Conversions are the sustainable solution to new builds in the maritime industry, as the service prolongs the lifespan of a vessel. As a result, conversions are not only more environmentally sustainable but also more cost-effective in the long term.

What is a 3D laser scanning survey?

As the title suggests, a 3D laser scanning survey collected data points from a structure such as a vessel or a ship for the purpose of creating a three-dimensional survey. 3D laser scanning collects data remotely, and at a level of detail and speed that traditional surveying cannot match.

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