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'Fortitude'

Allseas chooses Damen Verolme Rotterdam for refit of latest offshore construction vessel

Date
July 2018
Ship name
'Fortitude'
Ship type
Offshore Construction Vessel
Yard
Damen Verolme Rotterdam
Tasks performed for this project
  • Conversion / refit

In the summer of 2018, Damen Verolme Rotterdam undertook a conversion/refit project on a brand-new, state-of-the-art multipurpose, ultra-deepwater, offshore installation and construction vessel. Not only was the project technically complex, the way in which it was structured also brought challenges and required a high level of flexibility.

The vessel was the 150-metre Fortitude, which was originally ordered by the Toisa Group as the Toisa Patroklos, with the build taking place at Hyundai Heavy Industries. She subsequently became available in the final stages of completion and in March 2018 Allseas acquired the vessel. In order to optimise her for Allseas’ operational requirements a series of modifications and upgrades were needed, and Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) was contracted to undertake the works.

Four-stage programme

With the vessel required to begin operations immediately on her arrival in Europe, the conversion works were divided into four different phases, spread over the period of May to July 2018. Phases 1 and 3 were spent alongside the quay at DVR. The second phase was undertaken with her afloat in the Alexiahaven at Maasvlakte Rotterdam, while she was supporting Allseas’ flagship Pioneering Spirit. The final phase took place in drydock at DVR.

The works

The most significant part of the project was the installation of two work class ROVs inside the dedicated hangar. This included fitting the ancillary equipment and other modifications needed for the operation of these large, deepwater vehicles. In phase 4, DVR also provided assistance for the installation of Allseas’ new, in-house developed and built, subsea trencher on the vessel’s aft deck.

The vessel was also completely painted in Allseas’ colours and the name changed from Toisa Patroklos to Fortitude. The coating programme involved the topsides and the entire hull, as well as the helideck substructure with its scaffolding, the four cranes and a significant proportion of the accommodation.

A good result

The project was completed within the time allocated, thanks to short, open and straightforward lines of communication between yard and client. Given the fragmented nature of the work programme and continually changing vessel arrival and departure dates within the time allowed to complete the project, DVR had to be exceptionally flexible in its management and delivery of the programme.

“We are very satisfied with the quality and pricing of the project, as well as the time frame in which it was completed,” said Jean Pierre Peney, the Vessel Technical Superintendent from Allseas. “The yard’s pro-active approach and willingness to help with anything that came up was also much appreciated.”

Damen and Allseas

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion know each other well, with the Allseas vessels Solitaire, Calamity Jane, Audacia, Lorelay and Oceanic having visited DSC yards in recent years. Allseas values DSC’s ability to undertake its more complex repair and conversion projects, whether the challenges involved are based on technical or timing issues, or both.

DAMEN VEROLME ROTTERDAM

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Damen Verolme Rotterdam can accommodate any seagoing vessel or floating offshore unit. The yard is well known for its drydocking, repair and maintenance capabilities and has a long track record of modification and conversion of ‘upstream’ offshore units.

  • The most significant part of the project was the installation of two work class ROVs inside the dedicated hangar.
  • The vessel was also completely painted in Allseas’ colours and the name changed from 'Toisa Patroklos' to 'Fortitude'.
  • With the vessel required to begin operations immediately on her arrival in Europe, the conversion works were divided into four different phases, spread over the period of May to July 2018.
  • The most significant part of the project was the installation of two work class ROVs inside the dedicated hangar.
  • The vessel was also completely painted in Allseas’ colours and the name changed from 'Toisa Patroklos' to 'Fortitude'.
  • With the vessel required to begin operations immediately on her arrival in Europe, the conversion works were divided into four different phases, spread over the period of May to July 2018.

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