June 26, 2017

A fully equipped propeller repair and maintenance shop is available at the Curacao Drydock Company, Inc.

Both fixed and controllable pitch propellers of practically all sizes can be handled by specially trained operators and technicians. All major repairs and conversions are supervised and certified by all major classification societies and are according ISO standards.

The equipment at the yard's propeller shop includes up to 44 ton balancing machines, pitch measuring equipment up to 7 m, special welding equipment, plus all necessary grinding and polishing tools. Polishing of propellers is performed according to Rupert scale.

All propeller maintenance, repairs and conversions are carried out under license from the well-known Dutch propeller makers, Lips United B.V. of Drunen, The Netherlands where most of the Curaçao Drydock Company's propeller technicians originally underwent intensive training.

Some propeller repair and maintenance work can also be effected while the vessel is afloat alongside the Yard's premises.

Metalock, the well-known engineering method of effecting cold repairs of cracked, fractured or weakened machine parts of pressure vessels made of cast or forged materials, is carried out at the Curaçao Drydock Company, Inc. by a highly specialized group of operators who are fully equipped to handle any type of Metalock repair.

Metalock repairs can be undertaken either at the yard workshops of "in situ" on board ships. The yard's Metalock division is also in position to effect Metalock repairs anywhere in the Netherlands Antilles and in most other Caribbean islands on ship or at industrial sites, refineries. Power and water plants, etc.

Metalock Netherlands Antilles - a division of Curaçao Drydock Company, Inc. is a fully accredited member of the Metalock International Association Ltd. of London, England.

The Curaçao Drydock Company, Inc. is an authorized representative for the engineering technical service, supervision and application of pour able cast resin chocks.

Chockfast is an epoxy based pour able compound that cures at normal temperatures to become an extremely tough and durable solid.

Chockfast was originally developed for chocking marine main propulsion machinery and Chockfast since its introduction in is the only one to have earned the approval of all major classification societies around the world.

Chockfast can be used instead of steel chocks or cement grout for mounting diesels, turbines, auxiliaries, compressors and other high-temperature, precisely aligned machinery.

Belzona Metallic Polymers for Rebuilding and Coating Metallic Components. These two component, high performance reactive systems can both repair damaged machinery and equipment and offer protection against erosion, corrosion, abrasion and other forms of mechanical damage.

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