ABB Tromsø Service Point a Boon
Launching its most northerly Service Point in Tromsø, Norway, ABB Turbocharging reduces customer overhaul turn-around time from as much as one week down to a day.
The launch of this Service Point on December 11, 2014 has allowed ABB Turbocharging to further meet customer requirements as it significantly decreases the turn-around time for Original ABB Turbocharging Service in this area, saving time for customers by as much as four days.
ABB turbochargers increase power four-fold in gas and diesel engines and substantially reduce emissions. They are critical components in all sea-going vessels with combustion engines. This means that ‘time is money’ when it comes to servicing for operators of merchant ships, offshore vessels and fishing boats.
“With the launch of the Service Point located at Skattøya Harbour in Tromsø, we can fulfil most common service jobs for our customers within just 24 hours. It offers overhauls and repairs performed by experienced and certified ABB Turbocharging service engineers with Original ABB parts. It also features equipment for dynamic balancing, hardness testing, ultrasonic washing, sandblasting and high pressure cleaning equipment,” explains Mr. Joachim Bremer, Manager for ABB Turbocharging in Scandinavia.
“This Service Point in Tromsø is well positioned to cover the service needs throughout the greater Northern Region, including the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia. With the large and well-connected airport and the major harbor with frequent marine traffic we can serve our customers in that area with increased speed and flexibility.”
As with other ABB Turbocharging service stations around the globe, via this new Arctic station ABB can upgrade turbochargers to new specifications, which helps customers manage their costs and is also good news for the environment.
“ABB offers upgrades and retrofits for turbochargers to optimize performance and costs. Examples are reductions in fuel consumption, NOx and exhaust temperatures, which in turn reduce wear and tear”, says Mr. Bremer, who points out that such improvements can cut emissions and operational expenditures.