Refurbished Seajacks vessels leave Shipdock AmsterdamYard News // August 1, 2014
Seajacks vessels Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Kraken have been prepared for coming assignments following repair and renewal work by Shipdock Amsterdam.
Seajacks Leviathan first had its blade racks cut loose and removed after completion of a wind turbine and propeller blade operation. Subsequently, the self-propelled jack-up had a helideck installed in Shipdockís 250 metre Panamax dock. This included all related drain and fire fighting piping. The helideck was prefabricated by Niron Staal, which is a subsidiary of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion division. In addition, below deck reinforcements were installed to support the heavier mounts in view of future replacement of the lifeboat davits.
Shipdock Amsterdamís work on Seajacks Kraken involved the replacement of the vesselís lifeboat davits. This included installing Niron Staal prefabricated foundations and four new davits with powerpacks, cables, winches, electrical equipment and hydraulic systems. This was finished off by surveyor-assessed test runs and load tests. Krakenís four jack-up legs were restored after an initial inspection. In addition to crane tests and crane hook certification update surveys, both Seajacks vessels underwent minor steelwork and had four new satellite dome platforms installed.