Last night, assisted by Wagenborg Towage, the "Saipem 7000", the second largest crane ship in the world, arrived at Eemshaven. The "Saipem 7000" left the Norwegian port of Mekjarvik, near Stavanger, last Monday, destined for Eemshaven where she will get a survey.
Wagenborg Towage was contracted by Marico, part of Broekman Logistics, acting as agents for the "Saipem 7000. The crane ship was guided along the quay of Eemshaven at 7:00 PM by the tugs Waterstroom, Waterstraat, Jade and Wulf 7 under great public interest. Barely two hours later the "Saipem 7000" moored safely in the Wilhelminahaven. Our latest addition to the Wagenborg fleet, tug “Waterland” assisted as well. The crane ship will stay in Eemshaven for several months.
The "Saipem 7000 is a submersible crane ship owned by Eni, an Italian energy company. The vessel, measuring almost 200 meters in length, has two cranes with a total lifting capacity of 14,000 tonnes for heavy lifting and construction work at sea, to offshore oil/gas platforms for example. In addition, the vessel is able to lay cables at sea depths up to 2,000 meters. The vessel has accommodation facilities for 725 people.