Case Studies

Use our case study section to view some of the projects we have completed.

Services

Aimex Service Group has worked on a wide range of projects for our clients.

Click on the links below or to the right to view case studies on the projects we have completed:

 

Ship Repair Survey & Refit

New Builds & Extensions

Shipwright Services

Heavy Diesel Mechanical

 

Please contact us for more information on any of the projects in this section.

 

Case Studies

Ship Repair, Survey & Refit

Antartic Chieftain
F.V. Antarctic Chieftain
LOA: 60 m Tonnage: 1200 t Project Duration: 20 days Project Background: The Antarctic Chieftain is a longline fishing vessel operating primarily in the Southern Ocean. Having sustained ice damage, she came to Aimex Service Group for emergency repair under tight timescales, in order that she could return to sea to catch her quota. Project Scope...
MV Anatoki
M.V. Anatoki
LOA: 52 m Tonnage: 600 t Project Duration: 30 days Project Background: The M.V Anatoki is a coastal bulk carrier. She initially came to Aimex Service Group for her statutory four-yearly Out-of-Water survey and will be returning soon for more scheduled maintenance. Project Scope: Full out-of-water survey, including shaft, rudder and...
Ship Repair Survey & Refit MV Island Passage
M.V. Island Passage
Tonnage: 490 t Project Duration: 20 days Project Background: The M.V. Island Passage is a purpose built displacement catamaran operating bespoke charter cruises in Auckland, the Bay of Islands and Vanuatu. Many of the team at Aimex worked with the vessel owners from inception to transform her from a wreck salvaged in Fiji to this upmarket vessel....
Tuna Vessels
Vessel: Tuna Vessels: F.V. Western Pacific; F.V. Cape Breton; F.V. Cape Ferat LOA: 83 m (average) Tonnage: 2300 t (average) Project Duration: 90 days (average) Project Background: Aimex Service Group won the tendered contract to carry out scheduled refits, general maintenance and repairs on each of these vessels to work around their fishing...
Ship Survey Repair & Refit
PB Katea
LOA: 29 m Tonnage: 650 t Project Duration: 30 days Project Background: The PB Katea is an ocean-going tug. As part of her scheduled maintenance programme, she came to Aimex Service Group for planned slipping. We worked closely with the client’s Marine Superintendent throughout. Project Scope: Full out-of-water survey, including shafts...

New Builds & Extensions

New boat builds & extensions
M.V. Morning Star
LOA: 24 m Tonnage: 80 t Project Duration: 35 days Project Background: The M.V Morning Star is an aluminium vessel working in the aquaculture industry. The owners wanted to extend the vessel from 17m in length to 24m. All work had to be completed in time for her to undertake her seasonal schedule. Project Scope: Aimex Service Group removed...
New boat builds & extensions
Cape Breton
LOA: 82 m Tonnage: 1800 t Project Duration:  20 days Project Background: During a scheduled refit, the client decided to replace the crows nest on the Cape Breton tuna vessel. Aimex Service Group was successful in securing the contract to construct a new aluminium crows nest, including new windows and doors. Weight was a critical factor...
M.J. Souza
LOA: 82 m Tonnage: 1900 t Project Duration: 60 days Project Background: Aimex Service Group won the tendered contract to build the M.J. Souza Purse Seine Skiff.  Project Scope: All steel construction (26 tonne) including hull, tanks and decks Changed out old running gear from old skiff into new one Prepared new vessel for sea...
New boat builds & extensions
M.V. Anatoki
LOA: 52 m Tonnage: 600 t Project Duration: 30 days Project Background: The M.V Anatoki is a coastal bulk carrier. During her scheduled slipping she required a new foredeck to be constructed, parallel to the required survey work.  Project Scope: Fabricated and fitted new foredeck Foredeck constructed in workshop prior to vessel...
New boat builds & extensions
M.V. Partiki
LOA: 30 m Tonnage: 250 t Project Duration: 14 days Project Background: The M.V. Partiki is a motorized barge. Her owner wished to widen the vessel under tight timescales. Project Scope: Increased beam of vessel by 3 m by adding new sponsons to port and starboard Pre-fabricated all steel in sections in the workshop then attached to the...

Shipwright Services

Traditional Shipwright Services
F.V. Lady Sarah
LOA: 25 m Tonnage: 120 t Project Duration: 30 days Project Background: The Lady Sarah is an in-shore fishing vessel of wooden construction. The client approached Aimex Service Group, due to our ability to perform traditional boat building disciplines, as the vessel had sustained bow and hull damage. Project Scope: Installation of a new...
Traditional Shipwright Services
F.V. Ocean Dawn
LOA: 65 m Tonnage: 1800 t Project Duration: 30 days Project Background: The Ocean Dawn is a factory trawler with Nelson as her home port. Its new owner decided to completely refurbish the galley, servery and part of the mess room. Project Scope: Existing galley, servery and mess room stripped out Designed new layout together with the...
Traditional Shipwright Services
F.V. Ocean Pioneer
LOA: 33 m Tonnage: 320 t Project Duration: 20 days Project Background: The Ocean Pioneer is a fresh fish vessel based in Nelson. When our client purchased it, the decision was made to completely refurbish the galley, servery and part of the mess room as stage one. Project Scope: Existing gallery, servery and mess room stripped out...
Shipwright Services MV Island Passage
M.V. Island Passage
Tonnage: 490 t Project Duration: 20 days Project Background: The M.V. Island Passage is a purpose built displacement catamaran operating bespoke charter cruises in Auckland, the Bay of Islands and Vanuatu. Many of the staff at Aimex Service Group worked with the vessel owners from inception to transform her from a wreck salvaged in Fiji to...
Traditional Shipwright Services
Tuna Vessel: Cape Breton
LOA: 82 m Tonnage: 1800 t Project Duration: 120 days Project Background: Aimex Service Group won the fixed-price tendered contract to gut and refit the entire crew accommodation, captain’s cabin and refurbish the navigator’s cabin and bridge on the Cape Breton tuna vessel. Project Scope: Aimex Service Group worked closely with...

Heavy Diesel & Mechanical

Heavy Diesel Mechanical Engineering
Tuna Vessel: M.J. Souza
LOA: 82 m Tonnage: 1900 t Project Duration: 20 days Project Background: As former regional service agents at that time for Caterpillar Marine, Aimex Service Group was chosen to rebuild the main engine to the manufacturer’s specifications. The client supplied an EMD engine technician with whom we worked closely throughout. Project Scope...
Cylinder Head Refurbishment - Chris Marine Tool
Cylinder Head Refurb
Aimex Service Group can provide a Cylinder Head Refurbishment Service using the Chris Marine Tool Project Background: Aimex Service Group is able to service cylinder heads to manufacturers’ specification using our Chris Marine VRL Valve Seat and Recess Lathe, a combined machine for in-site machining of valve seats and seat recesses on...
Heavy Diesel Mechanical Engineering
M.V. Braveheart
LOA: 36 m Tonnage: 350 t Project Duration: 12 days Project Background: The Braveheart is a research and cargo vessel which operates primarily in the Southern Ocean. The client required a rebuild of her main engine, auxiliary engines, and generators. They required the work to be completed at the vessel’s home port. Project Scope:...
Heavy Diesel Mechanical Engineering
F.V. Thomas Harrison
LOA: 43 m Tonnage: 1100 t Project Duration: 14 days Project Background: The Thomas Harrison is a factory vessel which required a rebuild of the main engine as it had reached it’s statutory hours. Project Scope: Rebuild of B&W V12 main engine Full overhaul including pistons, liners, cylinder heads, turbo chargers, fuel pumps...
Heavy Diesel Mechanical Engineering
F.V. Otakou
LOA: 42 m Tonnage: 800 t Project Duration: 7 days Project Background: The Otakou is a fresh fish vessel based in Nelson. She required a full overhaul of her main engine within tight timescales. Project Scope: Full overhaul of Duetz 9 cylinder engine Serviced reduction box Rebuilt generators Project Outcome: The client was very...