Damen secures major ship upgrade

26 Nov 2014
Seawell’s upgrade will be executed at DSV over the winter season

Seawell’s upgrade will be executed at DSV over the winter season

Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen has been awarded a major upgrade on the ‘MSV Seawell’, a light well intervention and dive support vessel operated by Helix UK.

The vessel is expected at the yard in December 2014 and will undergo an exchange of all six gensets and foundations, the overhaul of all thrusters and azimuths, the replacement of two cherry pickers and the replacement of the existing twin slewing cranes with a new single boom 50 tonne crane with active heave compensation.

“The successful completion of the Rowan Viking upgrade earlier this year gave a significant step upwards in DSV’s project organisation and will contribute to the successful completion of the Seawell upgrade,” said Jeroen Heesters, managing director, DSV.

Next to the installation of the derrick more adjustments will be made on the function and operation of the moon pool doors, winches and other equipment.

Seawell’s upgrade will be executed over the winter season and DSV has allocated one of its covered dry-dock equipped with a 300 tonne overhead crane to the project.

Since 1987 the MSV Seawell has been operating throughout the North Sea (Denmark, Norway and the UKCS), providing bespoke subsea solutions and in doing so, pioneering the term subsea light well intervention (LWI).

The Vlissingen yard joined the Damen group in 2000 and has years of experience in complex conversion of vessels and offshore constructions. It repairs all types of vessels from tankers to LNG carriers.

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