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‘Fugro Scout’

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam works around the clock to complete demobilization and mobilization of special ship equipment to ‘Fugro Scout’ within ten days

Date
December 2015
Ship name
‘Fugro Scout’
Ship type
Offshore Surveying Vessel
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
Tasks performed for this project
  • Conversion
  • Repair

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam worked in shifts around the clock to complete the demobilization and remobilization of special ship equipment to ‘Fugro Scout’ within the tight ten-day timescale allocated.

The custom designed DP2 geotechnical drilling vessel visited the yard for conversion and modifications of frames, the installation of new special deck equipment and several winches including the hydraulics and electric drives.

Another major part of the work comprised the prefabrication and installation of A-deck extensions to create more space and the renewal of two seawater cooling pumps, an activity that required renewal of the Cunifer piping and modification of the electrical system.

Excellent cooperation

“The job went very well with excellent cooperation,” said Michel Hagens, superintendent ‘Fugro Scout’. “We were very satisfied with the entire project team; extra work was requested and the project was still completed within a very tight timeframe with everyone working safe and giving it their best.”

Planning and organisation

Careful planning and organisation was required by Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam so as not to delay other activities on ‘Fugro Scout’ which included demobilizing and remobilizing all the special ship equipment, modifications to the hydraulic system and load testing of all the vessel’s lifting equipment. Other jobs completed were the unspooling and spooling steel wire rope onto heavy load winches.

With the ship due on a project immediately following the works, Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam worked in two shifts a day with some activities taking place 24-hours-a-day in order to complete the works on time and to budget. The programme between the yard and ship owner was very well organised together with that between employees and subcontractors at the yard.

Longstanding relationship

This was the first time the 'Fugro Scout', which was built in 2015 and specifically designed and constructed to provide a stable platform capable of operating independently in remote regions around the world, has visited Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam although the client has a longstanding relationship with Damen.

The first visit from Fugro to Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam was with ‘Bucentaur’ in 2005 with Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen visited by ‘Bucentaur’ and ‘Bavenit’ in 2007 and 2009 for docking and conversion.

Damen Shipyards has also constructed a number of new build vessels for Fugro and this latest project has further cemented the good working relationship between Damen and Fugro.

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‘Fugro Scout’ has been designed to operate in water depths of up to 3,000m for drilling and seabed sampling and in situ testing. She is a state of the art specially designed geotechnical vessel.

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