Yara Marine Technologies opens shop in Poland

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A new site serving turnkey deliveries is opening as part of Yara Marine Technologie’s green tech expansion.

Located at Budowlanych no 17L, 80-298 Gdańsk, it will include shore power and WindWings and onboard repairs and upgrades and will mark a significant milestone for the company – as it moves into installation.

When new and unfamiliar technologies are introduced to the maritime industry, there is often the need to be able to supervise and cover some installations, if only to get local installation and commissioning teams on the right track. “We often send our engineers to help on particularly difficult tasks, and now we can send our installation team as well,” said Aleksander Askeland, CSO at Yara Marine Technologies.

“The installation team will focus on conversions, assembly, welding and repairs initially. Especially with smaller upgrades on existing equipment, we find that a small and lean in-house installation team adds a lot of value for our customers,” he added. The new site will function as a complementary addition to Yara Marine’s suppliers in the after-sales part of the business, to further strengthen its service and to add value to its long-term service agreements.

Clas Roth, Head of Customer Service Operations, added: “We keep track of repairs and maintenance, and to continue our service improvements we decided to do some of the critical repairs (such as welding) ourselves, as a complement to our preferred subcontractors. The goal is to increase our capacity for supervision and control.”Ship owners and operators expect turnkey solutions for new technologies that are unfamiliar to workers, and the Poland branch is a valuable extension of Yara Marine’s ability to meet this expectation. By Yara Marine having an installation team to support, supervise and inspect leads,  reduces risk and increases value.

Clas Roth stressed: “We know how to introduce and implement green maritime technologies. This is our core competence, which we developed throughout our scrubber business journey. We are able to do conversions with several of our new products, like shore power, out of dry dock. In these cases, we experience that ship owners prefer turnkey solutions with a single point of contact and responsibility. Our new Poland site with its capacity for supervision and control, enables us to take full responsibility for these installations.”