Offering total turbocharger solutions, Gulf Turbo and Diesel provides comprehensive support to ship operators, covering the Middle East from service stations in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain. Well known for its expertise in the field of turbochargers, the company offers global cover for service and spares supplies, with spare part support from both OEMs and licensees. Facilities in the UAE are strategically located in Sharjah, Dubai and Fujairah, all convenient locations for vessel trade routes.
Further afield, Turbo Solutions, based in Singapore, also offers the same levels of support and workshop capabilities for all makes and models of marine turbocharger. The latest joint venture service station, JDM Gulf Turbo Solutions, is now operational in Pudong, Shanghai. Additional workshops will soon be opened in South China and on the Western Coast of India.
Not all equipment repairs can be workshop-based so parts and field service support can be provided to operators worldwide on a 24-hour, 365-days-per-year basis. Skilled and experienced field service engineers, trained in Germany, Singapore, Korea and Japan, provide a quality service ashore or on vessels. Technical and field staff have an average of 15 years experience in turbocharging with many having worked with original equipment manufacturers.
All workshops are equipped to the latest standards with machinery and tooling available to service all turbocharger types. Axial turbine reblading can be carried out as necessary and non-destructive testing, using penetrant and other systems, is used to check for damage and ensure component integrity. Any wear components are replaced and parts such as nozzle rings, which can suffer from the accumulation of hard exhaust deposits, can be blasted clean and assessed for condition and their potential for re-use.
Casings can suffer from corrosion and erosion so thickness measurements are carried out to confirm that there are no unacceptable levels of damage. To ensure these are leak-free and entirely safe for continued operation, pressure-testing facilities are available and all work carried out meets the requirements of OEM guidelines.
Gulf Turbo is fully aware of the importance of accurate balancing for high-speed rotor shafts and the risks that imbalance can pose to turbochargers. When this exceeds permissible tolerances, the vibration produced risks wear on the bearings and potential damage to the entire turbocharger. To ensure vibration-free operation, dynamic balancing is carried out on rotors, typically using Schenck CAB 690 H balancing equipment. No rotors are allowed to leave the workshops without having been check-balanced and, where necessary, corrected to within required limits.
Main spares stockholdings are maintained at the Gulf Turbo workshops in the United Arab Emirates and parts are usually dispatched on the same day that order confirmations are received. Stocks cover a wide range of both new and reconditioned turbocharger parts and the company is committed to providing only high-quality products at competitive prices.
Parts available include bearings, nozzle rings, gas inlet and outlet casings, turbine blades and compressor wheels. A stock of commonly used spare parts is also maintained in UAE & Singapore including genuine OEM spare parts for MET, MAN B&W, Mitsui MAN, KBB, Napier and IHI turbochargers. Where required, complete turbochargers or cartridges can also be supplied.
All Turbo Solutions & Gulf Turbo companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and are authorised Repair Agents for MHI MET Turbochargers. Engineers and technicians are trained to high levels of competence, including by OEM turbocharger manufacturers. Gulf Turbo is also the Cooperative Repair Shop for MES Techno Service for Mitsui MAN and TCA Turbochargers in Dubai & Bahrain and KBB has appointed Gulf Turbo as its distributor in Bahrain. The company is proud of its reputation, which is supported by the fact that it receives many repeat orders from shipping companies.