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Loadbanks keep cargo vessels moving for agroholding and shipping company

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An agricultural export, shipping and shipbuilding business in Ukraine has been using Crestchic Loadbanks to test the engines aboard their fleet of cargo vessels.

As one of the largest domestic producers and exporters of agricultural products in Ukraine, Nibulon has invested more than US$2.1 billion in the development of Ukraine’s economy, not least in the transportation of both domestic and export products.

To this end, in 2003, the company created its own transshipment terminal for shipment of grain and oilseeds, before further investing in elevator complexes and transshipment terminals on the Dnipro and the Southern Buh Rivers. In order to aid the transportation of its product, NUBILON owns its own cargo fleet, a shipbuilding and repair yard and the largest river-sea crane vessel. To ensure reliable operation of the vessel and the company’s fleet, Nibulon must ensure the diesel engines aboard its fleet are fully tested and operating reliably.

Testing partners

To fulfill this need, Nibulon turned to Crestchic, which supplied a 20 ft 690 V load bank which was used to test diesel engines onboard the company’s vessels at its dockyard in Mykolaiv.

Jo Price, Hire Manager at Crestchic, explained: “The need for reliable back-up power in the marine environment is paramount. A loss of navigation or steering can be catastrophic. For this reason, testing of diesel engines and back-up power supplies is critical. To meet this need, we supply load banks to many of the world’s leading ship-builders and can provide packages of 50 MVA and above, including step down transformers, to simulate the most arduous conditions that might be experienced in the real environment.”

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