Nobody could have predicted how turbulent the past months would be. So many otherwise stable factors have become disrupted, leading to uncertainty which can easily become paralysing. But that is our worst-case scenario. We need to move on, building on our assets and on our abilities. In close cooperation with customers, suppliers and our Wagenborg family we once again will overcome this tough period. As we move into 2021 and hope for better times, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.
After a tender process, Wagenborg Offshore has signed an agreement for the deployment of a Walk to Work Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (W2W ERRV). This third walk to work vessel in the Wagenborg fleet will be operated by Wagenborg Offshore as a standby and support vessel for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in the Southern North Sea.
Recently, the construction of Fryslân Wind Farm on the water started with the installation of the first of the 89 foundation piles into the bottom of the IJsselmeer. Wagenborg is closely involved in this important milestone with its floating crane ‘Triton’.
After a tender procedure, shipyard Royal Niestern Sander, Wagenborg Offshore and a joint-venture between Mercury Sakhalin and Pola have signed an agreement for the construction of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel. After delivery in December 2021, Mercury Sakhalin will operate this vessel on the East Coast of Sakhalin for the oil and gas industry.
Winter is coming. And that remains special for us every year. Where nature around us keeps hibernation and waits for the days to get longer, we continue to sail through large ice plains with our ice-strengthened ships. With Christmas on the horizon, it's time to look back on 2019. With a continuous focus on safety, innovation and sustainability, Wagenborg maintains her reputation as the multipurpose short sea shipping company. As we move into 2020, here is a look back on some stories that moved our company last year.
Wagenborg was asked by a ship-dismantling company in Kampen, the Netherlands, to assist with her 300t floating crane Triton and Wagenborg Barge 1 to lift the ~2.500t weighing ex-fregat “Köln” from the water onto the quay side.