Zwerver II

Walk-to-Work support vessel «Zwerver II» features passive heave compensated crane and heave compensated gangway, making her unique in a class.

The vessel enters the new class of «DP Support Vessels» in the offshore market. The extended equipment and capabilities, enables her to compete with the larger DP-Support vessels in the market worldwide.

The design is based on the existing DP-1 MPSV «Zwerver III», but upgraded with specific equipment which are completely new and unique in this type and size of support vessels. With dimensions of 35 m x 15 m and functions like DP-2, a bollard pull of over 60 T combined with a minimum draught of 2.70 m, makes her suitable for the «Renewable Energy market».

Main data

Name: Zwerver II
Yard: Kooiman Shipyard
Owner: HvS Dredging Support BV
Type: Walk-to-Work, Multipurpose
Length: 35
Products: Dynamic positioning system

The «Zwerver II» is suitable for operations like Offshore maintenance/installation support, Walk-to-Work, ROV-support, Diving support on DP-2 or 4-pt mooring, Mattress installation, Anchor-handing, Towing, CPT-Vibrocore ops, Survey and many more.

The vessel is being utilized by DeepOcean, which is carrying out the mattress installation using its Intelligence Mattress Installation Frame, with Jan De Nul Group in charge of the installation and burying of the 25km long export cable between the wind farm’s offshore substation and the beach.

The vessel was built by Gebroeders Kooiman shipyard in Zwijndrecht, according to HvS Dredging Support’s design.

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