Bourbon Tech Solutions team supports ship-managers to achieve top performance through all docking phases, starting with the vessel technical audit and yard selection, up to after-delivery support. We have developed a strong and lean process to ensure high performance.

Docking Services


A scope of work defines the who, what, when, where and how. It is based on information from dry-docking strategy, Vessel Technical Inspection (VTI), Planned Maintenance System (PMS), technical follow-up and feedback with the crew. The scope of work details, the works to be done and parts to be purchased to ensure operational, technical and class requirements.
The scope of work is a high-level technical analysis by our reliability team, detailed enough to build up a global budget, planning, and identify the main project risks. The Bourbon Tech Solutions team has already run more than 150 technical scope of work processes.


Our lean docking process is supported by strong standards and high-performing tools to ensure docking project performance and control. Technical specification analysis is much more detailed than the scope of work, allowing the project teams to send RFQ and get firm quotes and commitment from stakeholders. The project risk is managed carefully and regularly. Technical scope of work, technical specification, shipyard requirements, job allocation and the planning of the dry-dock (Gantt chart) are consolidated in dry-docking project management software.


Providing permanent visibility and control over the project, the status of any purchase order or purchase request is key to meeting targets in a dry dock. Our docking project managers use our internal customer tool (Supply Chain Track and Trace), Bourbon Tech Solutions internal maintenance application (PMP Follow up) and different sourcing reports consolidated with logistics data, to be able to provide the necessary information when needed and prevent any risk of delay.


The Bourbon Tech Solutions team has a wide-ranging expertise on docking coordination, covering coordination of deliverables, teams, suppliers, management of project control, project risk and reporting. To ensure performance on docking projects, we have developed a specific “lean” methodology supported by steps, deliverables, table of responsibilities and other means.

Field Services

Our commitment is to support ship-managers from engineering services to field services.
We are able to mobilize our team of service engineers to fly on-board or to the dock worldwide and within short notice. Our flying on-field team is always backed up by our reliability team in the office. We strongly believe that performance starts at the preparation stage of spares, works, local supports, logistics, travel.


No matter how well maintained, all engines accumulate wear and tear over time. Ensuring that the engine continues to run properly is essential for vessel operation, but is also an intensive, and often expensive task. As the overhaul is an inalienable part of the engine life cycleand Planned Maintenance in general, Bourbon Tech Solutions has built a wide range of engine overhaul services. Here again, 80% of performance relies on strong and accurate preparation (jobs, spares, class requirement, makers recommendations, logistics, tools, etc.). Our team is then mobilized, often supported by key partners and local resources, to execute the overhaul until final completion and customer satisfaction.

Direct Current Motor (DCM) maintenance

Bourbon Tech Solutions experts can assess condition of the surface of DC motor commutator and provide recommendations for further maintenance, depending on the actual results. The 5-step evaluation process ensures proper decision-making as per component replacement or repairing. We use tools as Mitutoyo Surftest SJ-210 surface roughness measurement.

Once again our strong performance on DCM Services is based on high-level expertise, experience, tools and robust standards, together with availability of our DCM managers to travel worldwide within short notice.


We offer our partners a truly end-to-end solution: a system that suits the ship, and is fully compliant with class and regulation, considering ballast water capacity, available space in engine room, operation profile, delivery location, and cost and installation aspects. Our BWT project managers coordinate every project from A to Z, covering feasibility study, selection of equipment prior to drawing preparations, and more. Production drawing and detailed material lists are then prepared based on the drawings approved by the owner, class, and other relevant authorities. Once engineering work is completed in the office, the BWT project manager supervises manufacturing, installation and commissioning onboard, supported by our field services engineers. Bourbon Tech Solutions team has already successfully managed more than 14 BWTS installations with timely delivery.


Bourbon Tech Solutions has built strong standards and references, and can mobilize technical auditor and inspectors, within short notice, on the following:

  • Yard Audit
  • A proper shipyard selection process is essential to ensure the success of the docking project. With our experience in docking services and yards works, we provide high quality analysis and select the best option for your dry-dock, covering HSE, compliance, resources, QA, finance, technical and all operational performance.
    Our flying yard auditor team is available for any mission.

  • HSE Audit
  • identifying areas requiring improvement as well as areas of non-compliance with specific legislative requirements.

  • Vessel Technical Inspection (VTI)
  • for identifying specific docking work and defect rectification work.

  • Pre-purchase inspection
  • thorough inspection of the vessel’s structural integrity and water tightness, installed machinery and equipment, operating condition and general assessment of its overall condition.

  • Vessel Condition Inspection
  • to collect empirical evidence about the current condition of the vessel and to determine the operational condition of the vessel and management systems.

  • Hull and Machinery
  • to identify the damage or loss resulting from an incident on the hull and machineries, and to supervise repair operations, their cost, the causes of the incident and loss or damage estimates.