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Karachi Shipyards to spend $30 million on a Syncrolift System

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    Pakistan’s Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works (KSEW) has signed an agreement with Norwegian ship design and building firm, TTS Group. The US $29.8 million deal is for the implementation of infrastructure modernization in the form of a 9,000 ton Syncrolift, ship lift and transfer system.

    In an official press release, TTS Group has confirmed that the design and development work will be carried out in Norway while the manufacturing will take place in China and Europe. KSEW is set to receive the system during the first half of 2019.

    The Ship Lift & Transfer System

    Syncrolift is a system which enables shipbuilders to lift ships from sea level to land level. TTS Group’s “advanced hydraulic transfer trollies” will move ships onto and from repair and production sites on land.

    Compared to dry docks, the Syncrolift enabled sites can handle as many as 10 ships, in turn increasing efficiency and volume compared to shipyards using standard drydocks. The Syncrolift for KSEW will be able to lift ships weighing up to 9,000 tons.

    Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) set up the acquisition of a lift and transfer system as a priority for KSEW in 2017.

    The Syncrolift system will be used to lift ships from sea to land, but unlike a drydock system which is fixed, a connected to a rail-linked network would place ships onto one of the 13 in-land workstations using 30 winches (motorized trollies). Pakistan will also get a transfer-of-technology agreement which will enable after-sale maintenance to be managed locally.

    The rail transfer system will then move ships from the workstations to the ship-lift system and lay them at sea.

    Syncrolift is registered trademark of TTL Group and is a complete system which comprises of a ship elevator, trollies and the rail-transfer system. The company already holds 70 percent of the market share. TTL Group claims its ship lifting system is faster than competitors and will improve further with its new FastDocking products.

    Impact on Pakistan

    MoD states that “[the acquisition will] increase business capacity and efficiency of ship turnover by three times.” The system will enable KSEW to improve with regards to its commercial aspects, especially in the ship repair market. The upgrade for KSEW will also allow full support to “all present and future national maritime and defence objectives.”

    It is also expected that the system will enable domestic construction and launching of submarines “for the first time”.

    KSEW was previously tasked to assembled maritime vessels, like the MILGEM corvette. Modernization to its infrastructure, like the Syncrolift acquisition, will enable it to complete its current projects and undertake future projects. This will, in turn, be helpful for Pakistan Navy which will be able to modernize its fleet at reduced costs through local manufacturing facilities and raw material.

    Pak Navy’s next generation submarine program – the Hangor class submarines – is considered to be the trigger behind this venture. KSEW will be managing 4 out of the total 8 submarines. The steel-cutting (inauguration) of the first Hangor-class submarine, built by the KSEW, is scheduled for October 2020 while the remaining are to be in the hands of Pakistan Navy by 2028.

    Future Propositions for KSEW & Pak Navy

    While the construction work will be carried out locally, the KSEW will still import steel, mechanical and other critical components from other countries. However, it is sure to push Maritime Technologies Complex (MTC) to start on in-house ship design and development programs. In the long run, this could enable MTC to take on the role of a contractor like STM or CSOC by developing original designs and then acquire components from manufacturers.

    On the other hand, KSEW’s modernization could enable foreign designers to pitch custom solutions to Pakistan Navy. In short, it could help reduce overall costs for the naval forces.
    https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/20...s-to-spend-30-million-on-a-syncrolift-system/
     
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    Interesting.

    Huh!? What about the Acosta 90B?

    So is this a done deal now?
     
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    Its was mostly Assembled , but this upgrade will allow us to produce S-20 class Subs , a huge part of it at least ..

    Almost, done .. even the Design is kept secret and will be disclosed soon , but Milgem is coming No doubt about that
     
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    i was about to post it :D :D

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    Karachi Shipyards to Spend $30 Million On a Syncrolift System

    Pakistan’s Karachi Shipyards & Engineering Works (KSEW) has signed an agreement with Norwegian ship design and building firm, TTS Group. The US $29.8 million deal is for the implementation of infrastructure modernization in the form of a 9,000 ton Syncrolift, ship lift and transfer system.

    In an official press release, TTS Group has confirmed that the design and development work will be carried out in Norway while the manufacturing will take place in China and Europe. KSEW is set to receive the system during the first half of 2019.

    The Ship Lift & Transfer System
    Syncrolift is a system which enables shipbuilders to lift ships from sea level to land level. TTS Group’s “advanced hydraulic transfer trollies” will move ships onto and from repair and production sites on land.

    Compared to dry docks, the Syncrolift enabled sites can handle as many as 10 ships, in turn increasing efficiency and volume compared to shipyards using standard drydocks. The Syncrolift for KSEW will be able to lift ships weighing up to 9,000 tons.

    Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) set up the acquisition of a lift and transfer system as a priority for KSEW in 2017.

    The Syncrolift system will be used to lift ships from sea to land, but unlike a drydock system which is fixed, a connected to a rail-linked network would place ships onto one of the 13 in-land workstations using 30 winches (motorized trollies). Pakistan will also get a transfer-of-technology agreement which will enable after-sale maintenance to be managed locally.

    The rail transfer system will then move ships from the workstations to the ship-lift system and lay them at sea.

    Syncrolift is registered trademark of TTL Group and is a complete system which comprises of a ship elevator, trollies and the rail-transfer system. The company already holds 70 percent of the market share. TTL Group claims its ship lifting system is faster than competitors and will improve further with its new FastDocking products.

    Impact on Pakistan
    MoD states that “[the acquisition will] increase business capacity and efficiency of ship turnover by three times.” The system will enable KSEW to improve with regards to its commercial aspects, especially in the ship repair market. The upgrade for KSEW will also allow full support to “all present and future national maritime and defence objectives.”

    It is also expected that the system will enable domestic construction and launching of submarines “for the first time”.

    KSEW was previously tasked to assembled maritime vessels, like the MILGEM corvette. Modernization to its infrastructure, like the Syncrolift acquisition, will enable it to complete its current projects and undertake future projects. This will, in turn, be helpful for Pakistan Navy which will be able to modernize its fleet at reduced costs through local manufacturing facilities and raw material.

    Pak Navy’s next generation submarine program – the Hangor class submarines – is considered to be the trigger behind this venture. KSEW will be managing 4 out of the total 8 submarines. The steel-cutting (inauguration) of the first Hangor-class submarine, built by the KSEW, is scheduled for October 2020 while the remaining are to be in the hands of Pakistan Navy by 2028.

    Future Propositions for KSEW & Pak Navy
    While the construction work will be carried out locally, the KSEW will still import steel, mechanical and other critical components from other countries. However, it is sure to push Maritime Technologies Complex (MTC) to start on in-house ship design and development programs. In the long run, this could enable MTC to take on the role of a contractor like STM or CSOC by developing original designs and then acquire components from manufacturers.

    On the other hand, KSEW’s modernization could enable foreign designers to pitch custom solutions to Pakistan Navy. In short, it could help reduce overall costs for the naval forces.
     
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    It was about time i visited Karachi Ship yard in 2002 when the 3rd Augusta sub was building to be honest infrastructure looks like 1950`s setup its about time
     
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    These are very basic sea technologies in modern times ! This shows how far behind we are in terms of Naval Tech both military and civilian.
     
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    Im happy to see this deal is done because with this we can lift heavy ships in and out easily so I believe this will further enhance and add ability to build greater ships.
     
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    Hmm Good move,
    but why we are not looking after Japanese & Koreans for shipbuilding technology? MHI & HHI are the world biggest giants in ship building.
     
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    Norwegian are the master of this field. They are master sailors.
     
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    Point to note: inland workstations can be covered which means spy satellites won't be effective in gathering details about our subs. They seem to be pretty serious about these boats - no specs available, protected construction space for indigenous construction, Indian dreams of naval supremacy will rest at the bottom of Arabian Sea, Insha Allah.
     
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    Most of Pakistan's heavy industry needs to be modernized
    I would say we are a good 30-40 years behind developed nations

    Even with this project the "actual" thinking and planning is being outsourced to Europe

    When such a basic crane or lift should be work done by Local Engineers / Universities
    • That is what "Engineering Degree" is suppose to be used for not to go to Middle east and just do random stuff
     
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    Indeed. That said, if it apparently costs $30 m to set this up in KSEW, I wonder if they'll raise similar infrastructure at Gwadar or Ormara ...?? It would be a good idea to ultimately defer defence production to Ormara or Gwadar, and leave Karachi to focus on civil and commercial vessels.
     
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    It is about time that the KSEW developed this critical infrastructure which is pretty basic for a shipyard in the 21st century.
    The KSEW still uses 1960s infrastructure and techniques to produce ships and submarines. One has to look at the BAE Systems shipyard in Rosyth, where the Queen Elizabeth class A/Cs are being made to see that the KSEW is still stuck in the 1960s.
     
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    WHAT ABOUT SHIPS WEIGHT MORE THAN 9K TONS WE DO HAVE SOME BATTLE SHIPS WHICH ARE HEAVIER THAN 9K TONS ITS NOT ENOUGH WE NEED SOME MORE HEAVY LIFTER