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‘VN Sapeur’

Damen Shiprepair Brest pulls out all the stops to complete crane installation works to ‘VN Sapeur’ on schedule

Date
June 2015
Ship name
‘VN Sapeur’
Ship type
Offshore Support Vessel
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Brest
Tasks performed for this project
  • Refit
  • Repairs

‘VN Sapeur’, ex ‘Normand Jarl’, visited Damen Shiprepair Brest for the installation of a 23 tonne CMU crane, a job that also involved reinforcing the vessel’s deck to carry the extra weight.

Intensive work

In addition to fitting the crane, the team at Damen Shiprepair Brest also installed a marine diesel oil boiler together with its auxiliary system, drained the cement tank and changed the anti-pollution solution.

After 35 days of intensive work, workers at Damen Shiprepair Brest completed the works to schedule and ‘VN Sapeur’ was able to leave to resume her support role with the French Navy pumping fuel from damaged vessels and helping with pollution control.

Motivation

This was the first time the 75m long vessel has docked at Damen Shiprepair Brest, however the yard was chosen due to its ongoing good relationship with the owner, Seaowl, for which dry dockings, maintenance work and conversions have been carried out on other vessels.

The comprehensive project was completed to schedule due to the in-depth knowledge of the Damen team, the workers adaptability, flexibility and great motivation to finish the work on time.

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Damen Shiprepair Brest is a well-established repair yard with modern facilities. It has three dry docks, the largest being 420 x 80 m, which is one of the biggest in Europe. This allows the yard to accommodate almost any ship in the world.

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