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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Van Oord Dredging News

Alewijnse Completes Electrical Repairs on Stornes

Alewijnse Marine Systems performed electrical repairs and modifications on the flexible fallpipe vessel Stornes within a challenging timeframe. The vessel has left Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen after just three weeks of repairs, modifications and the commissioning of its electrical systems by a team of 40 Alewijnse technicians. Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen subcontracted the electrical repairs and modifications to long-standing partner Alewijnse Marine Systems, which has a permanent representation at the shipyard.

Dockwise Signs 3 Contracts

Dockwise Ltd. saidthat five contracts have been awarded to their subsidiary Dockwise Shipping for the transportation of three drilling rigs and two voyages with dredging equipment. Dockwise Shipping will transport miscellaneous dredging equipment for Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractors and Jan de Nul as well as the jack-up drilling rigs Petrojack II, Aban VIII and Deep Driller IV in 2008.  The new build Jack-up drilling rigs Petrojack II and Aban VIII are currently being completed in Singapore, whereas the Deep Driller IV will be relocated. All contracts contribute to the Dockwise strategic objective to materially expand activities in both rig transport (core business) and transport of offshore production facilities. The total value of the contracts is close to $18 million.

Dockwise Contracts for Transport of Drilling Rigs and Dredging Equipment

Dockwise Ltd. announced that five contracts have been awarded to their subsidiary Dockwise Shipping for the transportation of three drilling rigs and two voyages with dredging equipment. Dockwise Shipping will transport miscellaneous dredging equipment for Van Oord Dredging & Marine Contractors and Jan de Nul as well as the jack-up drilling rigs Petrojack II, Aban VIII and Deep Driller IV in 2008. The new build Jack-up drilling rigs Petrojack II and Aban VIII are currently being completed in , whereas the Deep Driller IV will be relocated. All contracts contribute to the Dockwise strategic objective to materially expand activities in both rig transport (core business) and transport of offshore production facilities. The total value of the contracts is close to USD 18 million.

Heavy Lift Vessel Svanen Works for Belwind

Ballast Nedam's heavy lift vessel Svanen left the port of Rotterdam last weekend. The Svanen has been commissioned by Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors to drive 56 steel piles for the foundations of the Belwind offshore wind farm off the coast of Zeebrugge (Belgium). This is the first phase of the Belwind project, which will eventually encompass a total of 110 wind turbines. Once the project is completed the 110 wind turbines will supply power to approximately 350,000 households, meaning a reduction of 540,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. The offshore wind farm is located on Bligh Bank, a sand bank 46 kilometres from the Belgian coast where the sea has a depth of 15 to 37 meters.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Assists Wind Farm

Photo courtesy ClearLine Communications Ltd.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has been awarded a contract to handle all the ships agency calls for the main contractor to the Belwind Project, one of the largest new green energy projects in the world. Wilhelmsen Ships Service Belgium has signed an agency agreement with Van Oord Belgie to act as full agent in the port of Zeebrugge for their port calls during the Belwind Project. The Dutch contractor Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors have been awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the first part of the Belwind offshore wind farm project.

Van Oord’s New Dredger Named

Photo: Damen

A naming ceremony was held at Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk on November 16 for the second of Van Oord’s Damen Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD) 650, the Mangystau, due to be delivered in the first week of January. The ceremony was attended by members of the Van Oord and Damen families. Damen received the first order for a CSD650 from dredging and marine contractor Van Oord at the end of 2014; the Ural River. With delivery scheduled six weeks from ordering, the on-stock availability of the vessel was a critical factor to support Van Oord’s dredging projects in the Caspian Sea.

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