MARINE ENGINEERING SPECIALIST

MFV “Green Isle”

Project details

In 2014, KER Group were awarded the contract to install a complete RSW system.

Works completed

  • Created a new RSW room. 
  • Created a new ice locker. 
  • Lined fish hold area and fibreglassed all areas. 
  • Installed new 90KW R134a RSW system. 
  • Fitted circulating pipework manufactured from polyurethane pipework. 
  • Fitted pumps in forward section for circulating and condenser. 
  • Remodelled fish hold evaporators. 

All works were carried out in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. 

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MFV “Lovon”

Project details

Supply and install new 3 tonne/24Hr Buus Ice Machines. 

Works completed

  • Removed the existing Ice Machine. 
  • Manufactured and installed a new frame. 
  • Created a new chute for ice. 
  • Installed an Ice Machine. 
  • Commissioned and tested. 

The complete project was carried out in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. 

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MFV “Western Endeavour”

Project details

KER Group were awarded the contract to retrofit 2 x 985Kw Ammonia RSW systems to the MFV “Western Endeavour” owned by Western Seaboard Fishing Co.   

Works completed

  • Decommissioned the existing RSW systems. 
  • Removed old equipment. 
  • Created 1 x new RSW room to meet DNV regulation for Ammonia RSW systems. 
  • Installed both RSW systems. 
  • Removed the existing circulating pumps and condenser pumps and replaced them with New Desmi pumps. 
  • Installed new Gas alarms and extraction fan system as per DNV regulations.
  • Installed completely new circulating water manifold c/w PLC controlled valves. 

The project was completed in Killybegs, Co. Donegal. 

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MFV “Atlantic Challenge”

KER Group were awarded the contract to retrofit 2 x 985Kw Ammonia RSW systems to the KFE owned MFV “Atlantic Challenge”.

WORKS COMPLETED

  • Cutting section of the hull to remove old RSW components
  • Removed old RSW system.
  • Created 2 x new RSW rooms to meet DNV regulations for Ammonia systems.
  • Installed the 2 x 985 KW systems.
  • Removed circulation pipework in the centre corridor and replaced it with Polyurethane pipe.
  • Removed existing circulating pumps and condenser pumps and replaced them with New Desmi pumps.
  • Installed new Gas alarms and extraction fan system as per DNV regulations.

The project was completed in Killybegs Co. Donegal.

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MFV “Veronica”

Project details

Prepare the vessel to endure more Tropical climates. 

Works completed

  • New Fish hold chilling. 
  • New Geneglase Ice Machine. 
  • Temperature monitoring system. 
  • Man in hold alarm. 
  • Bilge alarm. 
  • Marel Weigh scales. 
  • Sorting Tables.  
  • New non-slip flooring. 

 There were two existing slurry ice machines in place, that weren’t working well. The skipper wanted a flake ice system for use while white fishing. The existing fish hold system was working, but to improve the quality of the fish, a complete upgrade was required. All the existing fish hold evaporators were removed and replaced with a stainless-steel evaporator made from pipe. This increased the duty by double. There was a new Bitzer compressor and condenser fitted as well, all the systems were fully piped wired and commissioned by KER Group. 

Testimony

We had very limited time in order to get the vessel ready for a contract in West Africa, with one month to prepare and get the vessel ready for the voyage, we understood that A/C was a critical requirement for our crews comfort. We had a number of discussions on the most time efficient way to install the A/C. We decided that it was best to install the cooling battery in line with the fans. This system worked really well, and kept our crew comfortable during the voyage. The other works proved very important as some of the areas on board were reaching up on plus 40 degrees and the additional fans and cooling air was the only way to keep equipment from tripping on thermal overload.  

We are delighted to have utilised KER Group again on yet another project, and they proved once again why they are the experts in keep it cool. 

Eamonn Doherty, Shore Support Engineer for Atlantic Dawn Group.

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MFV “Realt Ara”

Project details

KER Group supplied and installed New Fish Hold Chilling along with other refrigeration works

Works completed

  • New Fish hold chilling. 
  • New Geneglase Ice Machine. 
  • Temperature monitoring system. 
  • Man in hold alarm. 
  • Bilge alarm. 
  • Marel Weigh scales. 
  • Sorting Tables.  
  • New non-slip flooring. 

There were two existing slurry ice machines in place, that weren’t working well. The skipper wanted a flake ice system for use while white fishing. The existing fish hold system was working, but to improve the quality of the fish, a complete upgrade was required. All the existing fish hold evaporators were removed and replaced with a stainless-steel evaporator made from pipe. This increased the duty by double. There was a new Bitzer compressor and condenser fitted as well, all the systems were fully piped wired and commissioned by KER Group. 

Testimony

I employed KER Group as the quality of my fish is important to me, and as I wanted to land a quality product every time ashore. Carrying out this major overhaul has guaranteed that for me, and I am very happy with the work completed. The refrigeration system is working very well and keeping temperature in the fish hold. The ice machine is producing great. I am glad I carried out this project and delighted that I used KER Group. They are the professionals when it comes to chilling. 

I highly recommend KER Group for all your refrigeration needs.  

Martín Conneely , Owner MFV “Realt Ara” .

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MFV “Antarctic”

Project details

KER Group were awarded the contract to supply the RSW and vacuum pump unloading system for the New MFV ”Antarctic. 

Works completed

  • 2 x 800KW RSW Ammonia System.  
  • 2 x Control cabinet, 15” HMI screen, with outputs for remote operation. 
  • 1 x 15” HMI Screen for Wheelhouse or control room. 
  • Ammonia alarm system controlled through the main PLC, system wired with outputs for emergency stop and fan controls for RSW room. 
  • Temperature monitoring and recording system to printer. 
  • Tank sounding for 8 tanks.  
  • Control of RSW valves included in PLC and programming (For Modbus or Ethernet communications). 
  • 3 x KER Group Vacuum Pump systems consisting of the following 
  1. 3 x 3000Ltr Stainless steel 316L Vacuum Tanks c/w 12” Inlet and 14” Discharge. 
  2. 3 x Samson Ocean master 1000 Vacuum Compressor c/w Brass ends and stainless-steel drums. 
  3. 3 x 66Kw Electric motors and couplings. 
  4. 3 x Stainless steel 4-way valve and manifold c/w air actuators. 
  5. 1 x Control cabinet c/w PLC system to control Vacuum pump System.
  6. 1 x 15” HMI Screen.  
  7. 1 x 14” Landing separator from 316L Stainless steel. 
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MFV “Fiona K III”

Project details

KER Group supplied and installed R134A 275KW RSW System, Ice machine, Fish hold & Air conditioning. 

Works completed

KER Group supplied and installed the following equipment:  

  • 275KW RSW System on R134A. 
  • Circulation pipework in polyethylene.   
  • Polyethylene RSW Manifold c/w Alu Bronze Butterfly valves. 
  • Fish hold refrigeration.  
  • Stainless steel Fish hold evaporator. 
  • 3T Geneglase Ice Machine. 
  • 2 x Multi-room A/C units for both heating and cooling of Accommodation and Wheelhouse. 
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