Wagenborg has developed a new type of service operating vessel in close cooperation with shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and client NAM/Shell UK. This so-called ‘Walk-to-Work’ vessel is ready to be launched at the production site of Niestern Sander in Farmsum, The Netherlands. The launch is scheduled for Monday, 6th of October at 12:15 hours.

The ‘Walk-to-Work’ vessel will support the maintenance and service activities of NAM/Shell UK for the upcoming 10 years in the North Sea. The new design, which will provide accommodation for up to 60 people has been designed to provide a workspace, storage, hotel and a means of transport to and from offshore platforms, which will enable offshore activities on production platforms to be executed more safely, efficiently, effectively and in a more productive manner.

This DP2 vessel is equipped with motion compensated elements, such as an offshore access system and a deck crane, a package of ‘start-up’ and intervention equipment and a deck area of 500m2. The vessel is expected to be delivered February 2015.

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