AEGIR-Marine Partners with On Site Alignment
AEGIR-Marine and On Site Alignment (OSA) signed a contract at SMM in Hamburg confirming the companies’ strategic alliance concerning stern seal and propulsion service and the alignment of propulsion shafting and bearings of seagoing vessels.
AEGIR-Marine CEO, Ruud Muis, said, “Since AEGIR-Marine is a service organization, we aim to offer total solutions to our customers. By including a partner in the field of alignment, we can both improve our service and the durability of our stern seals.”
The wear and durability of stern tube seal and bearings are closely related to the proper alignment of the propulsion system. A propulsion system that is not aligned correctly makes stern seals and bearings vulnerable to wear that can cause leakage.
OSA's Managing Director, Arie Leeuwenburg, said, "A propulsion installation is a delicate balanced entity and if a propeller shaft that hasn’t been aligned in the best way possible will cause damage in the long term. Whereas all components benefit from a well aligned shaft. The mean time between failures (MBF) will reduce considerably.”
Both companies believe that proper alignment always pays off with regard to the durability of seals and bearings, in preventing leakage and damage to the environment and in operating profits.
AEGIR-Marine deliberately chose for a partnership instead of incorporating alignment in its portfolio. Muis said, "Should we incorporate this service, our organization would have to grow. And we all know: the bigger the company, the more inflexible it is. Flexibility is one of our core values. This partnership is one way to guarantee our flexibility. OSA is an absolute expert. This way we offer our customers a short line that will surely benefit them.”