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SeaKing signs two prime contracts for superyachts SOLEMAR and KOGO

March 28, 2012

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Important electrical engineering company SeaKing Electrical is drawing attention on the luxury superyacht market after signing two prime contracts and receiving a major award. SeaKing Electrical, with offices in Birkenhead and Aberdeen, has recently completed work on one of the world’s top 100 super yachts the motor yacht Kogo. The project took 4 months and has taken place in La Ciotat, South of France, where the firm worked as a contractor to marine consultant Svitzer.

SeaKing Group Business Development Manager Neil Mellenchip

SeaKing Group Business Development Manager Neil Mellenchip

SeaKing Group Business Development Manager Neil Mellenchip said the contract was such a success that Svitzer gave it an achievement award for electrical maintenance.

“This was a terrific contract to work on which really showcased the range of services we offer the super yacht sector, which is a key growth sector for us,” he said. “We sent six marine technicians to work on the Kogo upgrade which was a complex and demanding job. Work included the installation of helicopter landing lights, earth monitoring systems as well as CCTV, WIFI and alarm networks. Other new equipment installed included an advanced DALI lighting system and a Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System. We were also responsible for upgrading the on board Crestron control, media distribution and entertainment network with a brand new KNX system. Further work saw modifications to guest cabins, bridge wings, air compressors, the air handling plant and the ships lift. In addition SeaKing was responsible for the calibration of the ships combinators.”

Mr Mellenchip said SeaKing is also due to work on board the charter yacht Solemar. He said the firm has already undertaken fire detection system survey work and is due to start the refit in Antibes, South France, in April.

“The complexity of super yacht equipment is increasing each year,” he said. “It is vital that any electrical technicians involved with this sort of work have a thorough and complete understanding of product application and the installation process. We adapt quickly to any new advances and we ensure our technicians receive the highest standards of training to carry out the work with speed and efficiency.”

Firms wanting more details on SeaKing’s services can or any member of the SeaKing team in Birkenhead Tel: 0151 652 4821 or Aberdeen: 01224 224132.