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Extensive Refurb in Peterhead for Excel W110 – March 2020

The Excel W110 recently underwent an extensive refurbishment in Peterhead, with Bill Mackie Engineering Ltd acting as main contractor for the works.

Excel W110

As part of the refurbishment at Bill Mackie Engineering Ltd, the vessel’s existing Baudouin main engine was removed and refitted with a new Mitsubishi S6A3-MPTAW main engine, including alarm and monitoring system, supplied by Padmos. The vessel’s existing Reintjes main engine gearbox was removed, gearbox beds altered to suit the new main engine and new Padmos supplied Reintjes WAF 364 L gearbox installed. 

Main engine cooling system conversion works were also carried out, with the existing heat exchanger /seawater pump main engine cooling system converted into keel cooling system. All equipment for the new keel cooling system, including heather tanks and pumps, were supplied by Padmos. Auxiliaries were also removed and replaced with a new Mitsubishi 6D16-TE2 hydraulic engine and Mitsubishi S4K-T 70kva auxiliary set, supplied again by Padmos.

Alongside this, the propeller on the Excel was removed, and the pitch altered by FAL Propellers in Buckie before being refitted. To reduce noise impact of trawl doors, heavy-duty plastic install and associated works were carried out on port and starboard side. Old vessel numbers were removed with new ones refitted, and new deep-sea seals fitted to tailshaft.

Along with various other engineering works, an array of carpentry work was also carried out as part of the extensive vessel overhaul. In the wheelhouse, consoles were modified and upgraded with new Formica, handrails were repaired and flooring renewed. Also included in the various other carpentry work done were: repairs to fishroom box steps, and oilskin locker and alleyway floor repairs and refitting.

Full paint works on Excel carried out by Davidsons

Davidsons of Peterhead were contracted by Excel skipper, Simon McCarthy, Dunmore East to Hydro blast, Hot zinc spray and apply full paint system to the Excel W110 at their facilities in Peterhead.

Upon arrival, work started immediately. The fish handling area and inside quarter was hydroblasted with a 5-coat paint system applied.

1 coat epoxy primer,

Stripe and full coat epoxy high build

2nd full coat epoxy high build

Stripe and full coat polyurethane topcoat

2nd full coat polyurethane topcoat

The steel decks in the fish handling area and under the net drums were hydroblasted and a 4mm quartz resin system applied. This hand trowelled, extremely hardwearing acrylic resin deck system creates a textured, slip-resistant and chemical resistant satin finish. Thanks to its ability to maintain these properties despite prolonged exposure to liquids, foot traffic and frequent cleaning it has become a popular choice for areas such as working decks, showers and galleys.

Topsides and superstructure were hydroblasted and the following system applied.

Hot zinc spray

1 coat epoxy sealer,

Stripe and full coat epoxy high build

2nd full coat epoxy high build

Stripe and full coat polyurethane topcoat

2nd full coat polyurethane topcoat

Underwater area was hydroblasted and the following system applied.

1 coat epoxy sealer,

Stripe and full coat epoxy high build

Stripe and spray 1 coat epoxy tie coat

Apply 2 full coats of antifouling

The engine room was also chemically cleaned and repainted.