miketheterrible wrote:I know at least two shipyards that had retoolings done not long ago. Kaliningrad and the one is st.peterburg. they both can do it. But possibly orders are already too much at current time.
It is not an issue of retooling, Mike.
I used to work in shipbuilding for years, starting bottom up.
I know how to wipe a drydock, and ended up in purchase, with $100mln projects in a pipeline.
I am a guy, who actually used to run under a craft belly, once hanged over a supports...
That is fun! as long as you forgot to be terrified
Implementing a project to a shipyard, which has not contributed to its creation, is an overall mess.
Different shipyards have different knowledge.
One talks "welding is a welding' ... well ... not true.
A shipyard can use different materials, which leads to a different experience for staff.
All of them, are using different WPSs to get a job done.
If you want to run a project in several shipyards same time, your goal is to educate tons of workers, starting from different safety procedures. Because in a yard A, that created that, delivery/assembling/access procedures are simply different.
As long as you don't run a multi-series, it does not pays off ...
8-10 psc, are hardly a multi-series, I was running a project with 30 vessels in a row.
And none was same