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Helix contracts Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for major upgrade seawell

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MSV SEAWELL at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen in 2012After having successfully docked and repaired the MSV SEAWELL in 2012 and DSV WELLENHANCER earlier this year Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) is awarded by Helix UK, for a major upgrade on MSV SEAWELL (light well intervention/dive support vessel). The SEAWELL is expected at the yard second half of December 2014.

As the upgrade will be executed over the winter season, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) has offered their covered dry-dock with a 300 tons overhead crane. “Continuous work without weather delays are of the essence for such project. This in combination with the proven track record DSV has with Helix were decision making factors states Edwin Ruppert”, Area Manager UK for Damen Shiprepair & Conversion.

The upgrade includes an exchange of all 6 gensets including new foundations, overhaul of all thrusters and azimuths, replacement of 2 cherry pickers and the existing twin slewing cranes by a new single boom 50T crane with active heave compensation. All switchboards will be renewed and the accommodation will be dealt with thoroughly. One of the long leading items is the demolishing of the existing derrick and installment of a new derrick with all associated equipment.

Next to the installation of the derrick lots of adjustments will be made on the functioning and operation of the moon pool doors, winches and other equipment. The statutory docking will also commence during this refit period.

Jeroen Heesters, Managing Director of Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen is very pleased to be awarded for this refit after 2 years of hard work together with the Helix project team. “The successful completion of the Rowan Viking upgrade earlier this year gave a significant step upwards in DSV’s project organization and will contribute to the successful completion of the SEAWELL upgrade.”

Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 ship- and repair yards, employing 8.000 people worldwide.Damen has delivered more than 5.000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approx.180 vessels annually to customers worldwide.Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance.Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including:tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how.To complete, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 15 repair & conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres.Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures.DS&C handles 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.


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