Established in 1966, John Samonas & Sons manages a global fleet of dry bulk carriers, which transport a range of commodities including iron ore, coal and agricultural products.

Efficient operation of its vessels is key to the company’s success. So when it was recently discovered that some of the tubes had failed on the Samjohn Dream’s Aalborg economiser, one of its key carriers with a deadweight of 206,610 MT, it was vital that the faulty equipment was replaced quickly and professionally.

Waste heat recovery system and economiser specialists Green’s was called in to manufacture the parts needed, meet the ship on arrival at Drydocks World Dubai where Samjohn Dream was due for its five-year survey and replace all 27 H Fin economiser coils. Coils were manufactured and Lloyds Register of Shipping (LRS) class approved in 16 days and installation was completed before the vessel left the dry-dock.

John C Samonas says: “Green’s previously worked on Samjohn Liberty and we were impressed by their problem-solving skills and their ability to complete projects in a way that fits in with our tight schedules.”

Green’s provides a wide range of aftermarket services so that its marine and land customers’ boilers, economisers and waste heat recovery systems keep working as efficiently as possible for their entire lifetime. From proactive inspections and surveys to reactive repairs and spares supply, Green’s provides global, fast and reliable aftermarket support.