APSEZ has 28 CAT marine engines (1X3412D, 2 X C280-12, 8 X 3512B, 16 X 3516B and 1 X C-18) powering 08 dredgers and other marine applications.
GMMCO Limited has been providing excellent product support to this customer including some repowering solution for old outdated engines of competition, as a value added solution to the customer.
An important requirement expressed by the customer was the need to improve engine availability and reliability for their main dredger. Gmmco Marine Power team worked closely with customer engineers for over a year to understand the requirement in depth and finally came up with CBM-ECA ( Condition Based Monitoring with Equipment Care Adviser) solution for monitoring the performance of 2 x C280 engines powering one of the biggest dredgers in India. The customer weighed our proposal against similar solutions from global and domestic service providers and finally awarded recently the contract on Gmmco recently, for CBM-ECA, for three years with hourly operation based charges with yearly escalation.
With this achievement GMMCO is first globally to conclude a CBM-ECA contract for marine applications. This a demonstration of Gmmco’s ability to offer value added services to customers and commitment to develop / offer Technology Enabled Solutions along with Caterpillar Team. . CS Varadarajan and P Rajkumar of Gmmco Marine team were closely interacting with Cat Electronic team to come-up with this solution and was fully supported by Sourav Mitra , C.K. Teo of Caterpillar Petroleum and Marine product support respectively.