Megayacht Conversion to Offshore Personnel Floatel

Press Release
Monday, November 26, 2012
'DP Gezina': Image credit Chevalier Floatels

Chevalier Floatels contracts Holland Shipyards to convert its first ship to a DP2 offshore support & accommodation vessel.

In response to the growing European market for wind energy, Chevalier Floatels has initiated the development of a new design concept for staff accommodation and transport to offshore wind farms installations.

Chevalier Floatels’ ethos is that their vessels are more than just ‘floating accommodations’. The wellbeing and comfort of the staff on board is paramount. However, there is also much focus on reducing operating costs (including fuel), environmental/social aspects and of course reliability. For this purpose, Chevalier Floatels recently purchased two ships, which will be converted and upgraded accordingly.

The first ship, to be named DP Gezina, will have Lloyd's class approval to operate as a DP2 Service Support Vessel and will also be built according to the SPS Code.

The high quality finish of the cabins and bathrooms may give people the illusion that they are on board a luxury yacht or have checked in an exclusive (land) hotel with TV, internet and game consoles in every cabin.

The propulsion plant, consisting of two 360 ° azimuthing thrusters, a retractable 360° bow thruster and a fixed bow thruster, is intended to ensure good manoeuvrability, and the propulsion plant is to be powered by a diesel-electric configuration.

A self-stabilising Ampelmann personnel transfer platform, that actively compensates all vessel motions, with a walkway will be fitted on deck, as a result, entrance platforms of windmills (or working decks of a platform) can be accessed straight from the vessel in greater safety.

At the end of April 2013 DP Gezina is scheduled to be operational and available as a staff accommodation and transport vessel for offshore maintenance and installation projects in the wind, oil and gas industry.

 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Clean Marine Wins New Contract

Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new MR tankers. IMO’s convention

Liebherr to Deliver RTGs to Mayotte and Manila

Liebherr confirms orders for variable speed RTGs and electric RTGs. DPWorld Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further 5 RTGs at its Manila facility.

U.S. Navy Contracts 12 Rapid Response Skimmers

Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.

Shipbuilding

Rederij Groen Takes Delivery of 7-Waves

Rederij Groen’s entire SRSV fleet built by Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the 7-Waves,

De Beers Orders Specialized Ship from Kleven

Kleven signed a contract with diamond company De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, on the building of a highly specialized vessel for deep water mineral exploration.

FMT Options for another Towboat from Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. announce that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, La. exercised another additional 90’x32’x10’ “Canal Class” Inland

Ship Repair & Conversion

Moore Stephens Expects Vessel Operating Cost to Rise

Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost three per cent in both 2014 and 2015, according to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Mitsubishi Super Skiving System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Mitsubishi Super Skiving System" for machining internal gears with high speed and outstanding precision.

Offshore

Rederij Groen Takes Delivery of 7-Waves

Rederij Groen’s entire SRSV fleet built by Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. Dutch offshore services company Rederij Groen has taken delivery of the 7-Waves,

New Oil Field Found in British North Sea

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP today announced a new exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f

Three Dead in Offshore Platform Accident

Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Thursday.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2509 sec (4 req/sec)