From High-Speed Ship to Survey Vessel
(With extra pictures) De Vries & Van de Wiel, part of the Belgian DEME Group, has commissioned Nauplius Workboats to convert a high-speed ship into a survey vessel for hydrographic research.
To convert the vessel, Nauplius needed to make a number of structural and equipment modifications to make it suitable for hydrographic work under the UK flag. This involved matters such as installing a moonpool, various fixed sensors to take soundings and a new generator, modifying the electrical system and installing larger batteries. In addition, a full survey control table is being installed. Nauplius is conductiong the work at its temporary location in Hindeloopen, the Netherlands.
Specifications Survey Vessel
- Length overall: 15.50 metres
- Beam overall: 4.80 metres
- Draught: 1.00 metres
- Displacement: 20,000 kt
- Fuel tanks: 1660 litres
- Water tanks: 1000 litres
- Propulsion: 2 x Volvo Penta D9 – 575 HP/423 kW with EVC system
- Maximum speed: 25 knots
- Cruising speed: 9 knots
- Maximum survey speed: 19 knots
- Certification: SCV Category 2 (60NM from save haven)
Picture: Groningen Ship leaves for De Vries & Van de Wiel. The album below contains two extra pictures (please click the pop-out link to view them in their proper dimensions).