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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).

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.

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