Wagenborg Offshore takes delivery of new walk-to-work vessel W2W ERRV

Offshore Fleet NewsWagenborg Offshore has been awarded a six-year contract by Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration Production (Shell UK)) for the provision of a second walk-to-work type vessel. The vessel will support offshore projects of NAM and Shell UK on the Southern Northsea.

"Walk-to-Work Emergency Response Rescue Vessel" (W2W ERRV) will be involved in standby operations and will act as support vessel for inspection and maintenance of the unmanned platforms in Dutch and British territorial waters.

Wagenborg have signed the contract with Ulstein for the delivery of their medium-sized PSV of the PX121 design, which is suitable to be converted to W2W ERRV type. The vessel conversion will take place on the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard (Netherlands). The PX121 will be equipped a.o. with an additional accommodation module, motion compensated gangway and motion compensated crane to comply the requirements of NAM-Shell. Expected duration of planned works is about four months. The vessel should be delivered to Wagenborg Offshore in March 2018 and will start operations in first quarter 2018.

Blue Queen PSV ship details (before conversion)

Designed by: Ulstein Design & Solutions AS
Length: 83.4 m
Beam: 18.0 m
Dead weight: 4065 tonnes
Draught (max): 6.69 m
Speed (max):15.8 kn
Accommodation: 22 POB
Deck area: 850 sqm

Fuel oil: 1461 cbm
Fresh water: 1061 cbm
Ballast water/drill water: 1664 cbm
Liquid mud (sp.gr.2,8t/m3): 1293 cbm
Brine (sp.gr.2,5t/m3): 1293 cbm
Cement (4 tanks): 254 cbm
LFL* (4 tanks): 155 cbm
Base oil: 254 cbm
ORO: 1015 cbm


Photo: "Blue queen" will be after conversion

Source: Wagenborg   06.12.2017
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