VIDEO: Crankshaft Exchange on MS Zaandam

By ,   October 23, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Watch ALE Heavylift performing a crankshaft exchange on ms Zaandam in Uruguay.

The ship's old crankshaft was replaced with a new one, weighing 7.5 tons, via jacking and skidding techniques. Zaandam's old crankshaft was damaged at the bearing points from wear. The exchange took 3 days to complete following a week of preparation.