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This week, our technicians intervened on the vessel “l’Aknoul” for our client CMA-CGM, for work to create piping.

The confection was made in our workshops in Marseille, within the GPMM.

Our client and his request for the creation of piping: CMA-CGM

The CMA-CGM is a globally recognized company in the transport of goods, mainly by containers, whether standard or refrigerated. It also offers solutions for heavy and oversized goods. In particular, it has the largest fleet of Reefer containers in the world.

The Aknoul is a cargo ship built in 1993, of the Ro-Ro type (freight transport), sailing under the flag of the Bahamas of 6,809 gross tonnage, or 19,283 m3.

The CMA-CGM, we have mandated to perform maintenance work on the piping, in the machine room and more specifically on the chiller. It had been changed recently and was no longer compatible with the piping in place.

The process of creating and installing piping

After studying the existing structure, as well as the constraints related to the site, our client was offered the creation of a new adapted piping.

Our welders, boilermakers and pipefitters therefore shaped, initially, a duct to connect the cooler to the sea water.

The piping was then transported to the ship, through our truck crane and installed in the engine room.

Our teams then intervened on the fresh water circuit supplying the cooler in order to modify its height to better adapt to the new system.

Thank you to our client for the renewal of his trust.

Contact us

For your piping issues, in the marine or in industry, do not hesitate to call on us, our teams are used to this type of intervention.

We operate in the maritime and industrial basin of Bouches-du-Rhône.