Royal Niestern Sander in Holland has signed a contract with Dixstone Holdings for the conversion of a Platform Supply vessel into a Walk-to-Work Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel.
The vessel has arrived at the repair yard of Niestern Sander at the end of May. The conversion will take around 9 months and the vessel is expected to be delivered to its owners early 2021.
Based on the experience and success of the new build Kroonborg and Kasteelborg conversion into a Walk-2-Work vessel back in 2018, Niestern Sander will convert the vessel (currently named SK Line 728) in a similar way.
Part of the conversion scope includes adding an extra bow thruster, daughter craft and motion compensated gangway. In addition a large accommodation block with offices, treatment room, storage space and cabins will be constructed on the deck of the vessel.
After completion of the conversion the vessel is intended to be long-term chartered as a Walk-2-Work vessel to provide maintenance services for the Gas platforms in Southern North Sea on the U.K. continental shelf. The vessel will accommodate around 40 of charterer’s personnel onboard, to provide the maintenance services.