AEGIR & OSA in Propulsion Strategic Partnership
AEGIR-Marine and On Site Alignment (OSA) have signed a contract at SMM 2014 confirming their strategic alliance concerning stern seal & propulsion service and the alignment of propulsion shafting and bearings of seagoing vessels.
Ruud Muis (AEGIR-Marine CEO): “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.
Arie Leeuwenburg (OSA's Managing Director) says: "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 strongly 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.
About AEGIR-Marine BV
In the 14 years of its existence, AEGIR-Marine has developed into a major player in the international marine industry. As an independent manufacturer, AEGIR-Marine produces stern tube seals, bearings and shaft seals that are suitable for all major propulsion systems. AEGIR-Marine's headquarters are in the Netherlands, but has offices and agencies worldwide.
Established in 2013 On Site Alignment focuses entirely on providing high-quality alignment with a specialization in seagoing vessels. With almost 30 years of experience and top experts in the field of alignment, it is a young but seasoned company. OSA has its headquarter in Rotterdam.