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Diesel Engine Repairs for the Marine, Offshore and Power Generation industries

Diesel engines play a huge role in our everyday world providing power for industry and homes and propulsion for shipping.

Endless running times to meet the ever-increasing demands for power means that engine availability is a critical requirement, however, there are times when things don’t always go to plan and even the best-maintained engines can break down and it is always at the most inconvenient time.

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Diesel Engine Repairs for the Marine and Offshore Industries

Diesel engine reconditioning and repair by Metalock has been helping the world's industries for over 50 years.

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Entablature Damage

A conrod breaks through the crankcase means a damaged big end bearing diameter, a broken conrod, balance weight damage together with broken studs. Damage on the lower part of the liner – or worse.

Entablature damage, hole in the water jacket as well as a hole in the crankcase - all this explains the term catastrophic failure! Does it mean a new crankshaft or a new engine block? NOT ALWAYS and that’s where the Metalock Engineering Group can help.

Don’t worry we are just a phone call away.

Find out how our experience with On-site Repairs can help save you time and money.

Onsite Diesel Engine Repair

Cracked or broken diesel engine bedplates and entablatures are routinely repaired by Metalock, often after a catastrophic failure and returned to full-service condition Class Approved in a very short time saving the need for costly replacement.

Onsite diesel engine repair can be carried out by Metalock at sea, alongside or in a drydock or a power generation plant. Anywhere, anytime.

We work directly for companies involved with power generation from land fill gas, Industrial power generation for paper mills, factories, petrochemical plants.

We work on offshore installations (production platforms or drilling rigs) as well as all types of marine vessels. Merchant and Naval - wherever the engine is located we can get there if required.

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Typical Repair Examples

Typical examples of what we can do in this area are:

  • Cold Metalock cast iron repairs on cracked or broken engines and associated components
  • Main bearing transplants instead of reconditioning
  • Machine the main bearing and big end journals while the crankshaft is still in the engine using orbital machining equipment
  • Refurbishment of upper/lower cylinder liner landing areas
  • Metal spray and re-machine badly worn, upper liner landing faces
  • Engine in line boring main bearing pockets
  • Engine alignment
  • Fusion welding of diesel engine cylinder heads
  • Reconditioning of pistons, valves, and seats

Offshore Industry

We have been carrying out successful diesel engine repairs since the early 1940s and we have been involved in offshore repairs since the early 1970s. We have completed repairs for most of the offshore operators around the world and we have a long and proven track record in this specialised field of expertise.

Our technicians are all safety trained for work on and offshore and receive ongoing training to maintain a readiness to respond at short notice to any incidents, which may arise during operations offshore.

Only people with a highly developed sense of safety awareness are suitable for this training and to receive the subsequent approval to carry out this kind of work.

With technicians strategically located throughout the Metalock Engineering Group always available at short notice to travel anywhere in the world, we are organised to provide a rapid response service to deal with emergency breakdowns 365 days of the year.

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Commitment to our Customers

We are on call 24 hours daily 7 days a week. With technicians strategically located throughout our global service centres, and available at short notice to travel anywhere in the world, we are organised to provide a rapid response service to deal with emergency breakdowns 365 days of the year.

All personnel are familiar with onshore and offshore working environments and demands placed upon them to achieve program and get the job done in a safe and efficient manner.

With over 50 years experience in the marine & offshore industry, you can rely on Metalock with your Diesel Engine repair or overhaul. Get in touch today to see how our expertise can help.