Maersk Supply SSV awarded walk to work contractWritten by Nick Blenkey
Maersk Supply Service reports that it has won its second walk to work contract for Total Denmark. The Stingray class subsea support vessel (SSV) Maersk Involver, has been fixed for 161 days to support maintenance of the Dan F platform located offshore Esbjerg, Denmark, for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract is expected to commence at the beginning of April.
The company’s first long-term walk to work contract with Total Denmark, awarded in July 2018, was for the anchor handling tug supply vessel Maersk Tracker to provide multi-purpose field support for three years firm in the North Sea.
Delivered in November 2017 by the Cosco Dalian shipyard in China, Maersk Involver’s proven stability, DP3 station keeping capabilities and 120 modern single cabins make it well suited as a platform for walk-to-work services. The vessel has been outfitted with an Ampelmann E-type active motion-compensated gangway system and pedestal, along with a boat landing to perform personnel transfer via crew transfer vessels.
“The work performed by Maersk Tracker has demonstrated that we can respond to specific client requirements and consistently deliver safe and successful operations. This second contract gives us the opportunity to showcase the advanced capabilities of Maersk Involver in the Danish North Sea and continue our cooperation with Total Denmark as a reliable long-term partner,” says Chief Commercial Officer Carsten Gram Haagensen.
Designed in cooperation with Norway’s Marin Teknikk, the Stingray class subsea support vessels (SSV) have been built as a flexible, stable and reliable platform to carry out a wide range of deep and shallow water operations in challenging offshore environments. With a very energy efficient propulsion set-up, these DP 3 vessels feature a 400 t active heave compensated crane and two work class ROVs capable of operating in up to 3,000 m water depth. The large 1,850 sq.m free deck is uniquely designed with hundreds of non-welding, sea fastening features and cofferdams are built in above all tanks to ensure efficiency and flexibility for client operations. The accommodations features 120 modern single cabins to meet increased comfort level requirements.