Used Crane Restoration: Linkbelt 238 Crane Rebuild for Transocean in Malaysia
Used crane restoration can be cost-effective—except when the crane is in Malaysia. Transocean had a 30-year-old Linkbelt 238 crane in Labuan that needed a complete rebuild. Shipping the crane to Houston would take at least 120 days round trip, and Transocean would incur some $200,000 in freight costs before replacing a single bolt. The daily cost of idle equipment raised the stakes even higher.
Transocean called BOHEN. As crane restoration experts, we knew we could help. Not only could we restore the Linkbelt to better-than-new condition, we could do it fast and affordably by doing the rebuild onsite in Malaysia.
Overseas Crane Restoration Takes More than Technical Expertise
Overseas crane rebuilds require more than technical expertise—they demand meticulous planning, total mastery of logistics, and a knack for expediting paperwork, from customs forms to visa applications.
Since we have repaired and rebuilt so many Linkbelt cranes, that we anticipated the devil in the details. We got everything we needed, every tool and every part, in transit and through customs, so it would be pre-positioned for our work. Meanwhile, we used every angle and advantage to speed the visa application process. We were in Malaysia, fully loaded and ready to work, within fourteen days of that initial call.
Linkbelt Crane Restoration Completed in Days
Our team restored that Linkbelt in just 58 days. Our advance planning eliminated down time waiting for parts or wrangling with customs. Our experience doing these kinds of rebuilds streamlined the work itself, eliminating extra steps and other delays.
Dedication to Total Service
Going above and beyond is the way we do business. We stayed on the project after the crane restoration so that we could install the rebuilt crane ourselves on the rig off the Malaysian coast. We made sure to properly rig the equipment and put it through thorough testing so we could ensure the Linkbelt got off to a trouble-free start earning value for Transocean.