DISCOVER Magazine #7

DSC completes work on Jan de Nul vessels

Published in category: Shiprepair & Conversion

In February this year, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) successfully completed a series of works on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging, offshore, civil and environmental contractor Jan de Nul Group, in just over 5 weeks.

The work took place at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSVI) and Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) and involved a 140-metre length jack-up vessel called Vole au Vent as well as a 223-metre length trailing suction hopper dredger, named Leiv Eiriksson. Both vessels are among the largest in their classes, anywhere in the world.

Vole au vent arrived at the end of 2016 at DSVl after having successfully served in the first phase of the Nobelwind offshore wind farm project, just off the coast of Belgium. Focused on getting the vessel ready for her second deployment on the project, modifications were made over the course of 2 weeks.

The scope of work included the demobilisation of her existing equipment as well as the installation of a new configuration for the WTG installation phase.

Following the completion of the first vessel, the 223-metre Leiv Eiriksson – used on a large-scale land reclamation project in Nigeria, left DSBr on February 16th after a 3-week maintenance programme.

Maintenance activities on this vessel included the replacement of the 1700mm discharge lines, fresh paintwork, changing the power cables for the suction arms and a variety of repair works on both the interior and exterior.

Satisfied with the outcome, Carlos de Vliegere, Sales Manager at DSC, commented: “Jan de Nul
Group is a valued customer of the Damen Shipyards Group and we are delighted to have been able to deliver the services they needed within the timescale required.”

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