Chevalier Floatels upgrading walk-to-work vesselsVessel & ROV News // April 1, 2016
Chevalier Floatels says the walk-to-work vessels DP Gezina and DP Galyna are being upgraded for better performance.
The CEO of Chevalier Floatels, Marcel Roelofs, explained: “We used client feedback and our own experience over the past couple of years to make these vessels even better.”
The upgrades include:
• Chevalier Floatels increased total bed capacity to 70 while in compliance with the Special Purpose Ships (SPS) code.
• The company has doubled deck capacity by adding one more deck. Additional workspace has been created and a large covered area is now available for storing containers.
• The ships are outfitted with a second retractable azimuth bow thruster for a stronger DP plot and improved Ampelmann performance.
• By installing a pedestal under the Ampelmann, turbines and platforms are now accessible at 23 metres above the waterline.
DP Gezina and DP Galyna are both outfitted with an Ampelmann heave-compensated gangway and crewboat landing for personnel transfer operations.