VIDEO: From PSV to W2W ERRV
In just twelve weeks Royal Niestern Sander converted the Platform Support Vessel Blue Queen into a Walk-to-Work (W2W) Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) for Wagenborg Offshore.
The ship, now named Kasteelborg, will be deployed in a similar manner as the Kroonborg: as a standby and support ship for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms on the Dutch and UK Continental Shelf.
The Blue Queen was built as a PX-121 at Ulstein Verft. Due to lack of work in the offshore, the ship was layed up. Ulstein proceeded to develop conversion plans for the PX-121 design to make te vessels suitable for different types of work.
In total, 30 PX-121 vessels have been built, so far 9 of which have been converted. Download the full list of PX-121 vessels, including information on where they were built and for who, here.
Read the full article on the Kasteelborg by our editor Gerrit de Boer in SWZ|Maritime's March issue (subscribers only).
As promised in our March issue, you can find extra footage of the Kasteelborg here. The photo album below contains extra images (please click the pop-out link to view them in their proper dimensions. The video by Wagenborg gives more details of the conversion project.
Picture (top): The Kasteelborg at the NAM platform L09-FA on the Dutch Continental Shelf (by Flying Focus/Wagenborg).