Retrofit and Upgrades

Vessel Life Extension

Besides reduced fuel consumption and emissions levels, retrofitting and upgrades can lead to lower maintenance costs and fewer spare parts requirements –  ultimately offering safe operational benefits and compliance with the upcoming regulations.

Governments worldwide are enforcing stricter regulations on marine emissions to reduce pollution from ships. Vessel modernization with emission-reducing technologies allows shipowners to comply with these regulations and avoid penalties while also demonstrating their commitment towards sustainable practices. 

In the maritime industry, retrofitting and upgrades are becoming an increasingly popular way to meet environmental standards and regulations while also enhancing operational efficiency. Vessel’s lifetime extension involves replacing existing or adding new technology and equipment to an existing vessel, allowing it to perform better in terms of enhance safety and overall vessel performance, fuel efficiency, lower emissions, cost-effectiveness and complying with environmental regulations.  

Increased Reliability and Redundancy

Modern Propulsion Technologies

Propulsion systems can be upgraded by installing more efficient engines, upgrading propellers and transmissions, or utilizing hybrid or electric propulsion systems. Newer technologies offer higher horsepower and torque output capabilities enabling vessels to operate at higher speeds with greater load capacity. Vessels equipped with advanced propulsion systems can reduce travel times between ports while carrying more cargo.

Another critical advantage of vessel lifetime extension is increased safety. Modern propulsion technologies provide greater reliability and redundancy compared to older systems. This not only enhances the safety of the crew but also reduces downtime caused by mechanical failures that could potentially cause costly delays.



Retrofit Project

Twin Fin Solution

Polarcus Naila is a retrofit project where the azimuth thruster of another industry player has been replaced with BERG Propulsions TWIN FIN solution to boost thrust and reliability.

Twin Fin is ultra-fast, simple to retrofit, and get up and running. 

From Design Stage to Final Implementation

Most Suitable Upgrade Approach

In order to support shipowner throughout the entire retrofit and upgrade projects, BERG Propulsion provides excellent engineering capabilities, low-risk appliances, minimized downtime, and reduced customer project management expenses. 

To guarantee the successful modernization of your vessel, we have taken measures to appoint a dedicated project management team that is focused on extending the lifetime of your vessel. This team will oversee every aspect of the project, from the initial idea to the final stages of getting your vessel back in operation. Our dedicated team will optimize the entire propulsion unit and prepare your vessel to meet upcoming regulations. 

By conducting careful analyses, evaluations, and monitoring, we are confident in our ability to provide you with tailor-made recommendations on the upcoming “investment” that we believe will be advantageous to your business, based on both past and future vessel operations. 

We ensure that any future risks are taken care of. With comprehensive upgrading planning, you can continue meeting evolving regulatory standards while capturing potential savings in operating expenses and boost market competitiveness.

Propulsion upgrades offer significant benefits to vessel operators and owners, including enhanced fuel efficiency, improved vessel performance and safety.


Get in Touch With Us

We are looking forward to hearing from you and discussing how we can be of assistance in making sure that your fleet is fully covered.

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Products and Systems

We will analyze your vessels’ behavior; considering its speed profile, draft, operational environment and other parameters. We will identify the most suitable upgrade approach- from design stage to final implementation. In this way you can capture the potential savings in operating expenses and boost your market competitiveness.

Shaftline Propeller

Azimuth Thruster

Tunnel Thruster

Control system

Direct Drive Electric

Twin FIn