After Facelift Balder Leaves Rotterdam

Tuesday, December 18, 2001
After a facelift of $ 200 million at the Verolme Botlek shipyard at Rotterdam, Monday evening December 17th Balder headed for the Norwagian offshore port Stavanger. The facelift changed the former crane vessel into a pipelayer. Thanks to the gigantic pipelaying tower of 120 metres, the Balder is able to lay pipes on a depth of more than 2.000 metres. Its first assignment is situated in the Gulf of Mexico.

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