Wagenborg Offshore has signed a long-term agreement with an energy major for the deployment of a multi-purpose offshore vessel. For this purpose, a platform supply vessel will be converted at Royal Niestern Sander.

The multi-purpose offshore vessel will support subsea activities and decommissioning works in the southern North Sea.

The conversion is to take place within 34 weeks at the shipyard Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl. During this period, dozens of local employees will work on the innovative conversion of the ship. The vessel will be equipped with an additional accommodation module for twenty people. Also, an active heave compensated crane will be installed to comply with all customer requirements.

The ship will also have an Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) class C notation enabling the vessel to perform emergency response and rescue duties. By the end of Q2 2023 the vessel will be christened and the name will be revealed, after which it will commence its services on the Southern North Sea.

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Previous conversions

With five operational specialised offshore vessels on the North Sea, Wagenborg can be considered as one of the market leaders in this offshore niche. All offshore vessels have proven to deliver efficiency and logistical advantages.

In 2015 the first walk-to-work vessel Kroonborg introduced by Wagenborg and Niestern Sander was awarded “Ship of the Year”. In 2018 Wagenborg delivered Kasteelborg, a walk-to-work vessel after a conversion project. In 2020, the Keizersborg and in 2022, the Koenigsborg were delivered, both also after a conversion project. The Koenigsborg was awarded ship conversion of the year.

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