Technical Management of Guarantee as Part of Quality Control in Construction of a Ship

  1. Alexis Dionis Melián
  2. S.L. León
  3. Federico Padrón Martín
  4. Maria del Cristo Adrián de Ganzo
Journal:
Journal of maritime research: JMR

ISSN: 1697-4840

Year of publication: 2013

Volume: 10

Issue: 3

Pages: 23-28

Type: Article

Abstract

Nowadays, the buying and selling of manufactured goods and associated services are sufficiently regulated so that the buyer (a private, commercial or industrial customer) is protected from the quality and performance of the goods or services purchased or hired. This coverage, generally called "Guarantee", is fixed by national laws and regulations of international application. In the naval industrial sector, the implementation of the "Technical Guarantees" are those that the builder gives about the features, benefits and condition of the ship and all the equipment, responding to manufacturing defects and compromising the replacement of parts and equipment damaged during a period of time. These guarantees should be clearly stipulated in the contract. Just keep in mind that the great majority of products and equipment are manufactured and massively distributed to the market. However, for Shipbuilding Industry, many of the materials supply and service are unique and are tailor-made. The construction and delivery of a ship is a special case and complex of industrial supply. Therefore, the management of the technical guarantees after the construction and delivery of a ship owner provides clear advantages that have to be object of special study.