Wagenborg Offshore has taken its third walk-to-work vessel (W2W) into service as Keizersborg. Keizersborg is used as a standby and support vessel for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in both Dutch and British waters in the southern North Sea.
'Windpark Fryslân' has started building the wind turbines in the IJsselmeer. From March to June 2021, the 89 wind turbines will be shipped, installed and tested. This is the final phase of the construction project and an important milestone for the wind farm. During this phase, Wagenborg will take care of the transport of the blades and tower sections with various tugs and pontoons.
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.