Service life extension

Reducing Maintenance Cost &
Minimizing Risks
Services List

Swiftships’ Service Life Extension (SLEP) programs offer our customers advanced approach and technology combined with flexibility and affordability. We provide various degree solutions, including network-centric system, to our global military, government, and commercial customers.

The SLEP process involves reconfiguring, re-provisioning and completely re-powering vessels’  mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. In addition, design improvements or modifications may also be applied. Swiftships follows “best value” approach by accounting for performance, efficiency, reliability, availability, maintainability, cost, and other factors that affect performance and lifecycle cost.

Our standard practice in maintaining and repairing ships starts with conducting a complete initial survey that includes associated work repair packages, test memoranda, estimated costs, required materials lists, and schedules, as well as any deficiency reports. Our service life extension program offers a number of solutions including:

  • Failure Modes Effect Criticality
  • COSAL/MICA Type Creation
  • Integrated Allowance Documentation (IAD)
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Maintenance, Equipment and Warranty Support
Service Approach
Ship/Fleet Condition Assessment
• In case dry-docking is required, Swiftships prepares and implements the dry-docking plan in accordance with the ship’s construction drawings
• Use of U.S. Navy-approved techniques to determine deficiencies
• Testing all mechanical systems, including engines, generators, auditing engine hours records
• Testing oil samples
• Testing electrical systems
• Hull and superstructure inspections, strength assessment including measurement of plate thickness and load testing of lifting and mooring points
• Documentation and photography to record observed deficiencies
• Assessment report and scope-of-work definition
• Agreement on Scope of Work
Ship/Fleet Condition Assessment
Work Planning
• Phasing and scheduling
• Detailed budgeting
• Material and Equipment List
• Selection of Supplies, vendors, and sub-contractors
• Logistics plan
• Project management procedures and reporting routines
• Quality management plan
• Agreement on testing and trial criteria
• Swiftships develops its major overhaul repair work packages according to the Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) regulation
Work Planning
Execution and Inspection
• Swiftships manages, administers, documents, and reports completion of work packages
• Reporting any unplanned/unforeseen repairs required. Swiftships tracks the platform’s material condition during overhaul and identifies any work needed outside of the approved work package. In addition, Swiftships conducts diagnostic efforts to determine the extent of damage, and generates a preliminary list of required parts and tools, prior to emergent work repair
• Swiftships corrects all platform deficiencies to restore ships to the original state condition, prior to equipment malfunction or failure
• All tasks such as including identifying, planning, scheduling, managing, and documenting work repair, are completed in accordance with applicable systems and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) procedures
Execution and Inspection
Test Procedures and Trials
• Harbor testing and trials
• Under-way (sea) trials
• Post-sea trials
• Test result reporting, and any deficiencies to be corrected. And test repeated, in case required
• Customer’s acceptance
Test Procedures and Trials
Highlighted Program
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Swiftships is executing a major program for the U.S. Army that involves SLEP for LCU 2000 vessels. The scope includes:

  • On-Condition Cyclical Maintenance (OCCM)
  • Replacement of propulsion engines and bow thruster engines
  • Replacement of generators including emergency generator
  • Replacement of electrical switchboard
  • Condition-based hull and superstructure repairs
  • Replacement of selected communication and navigation systems
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