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    Chevalier Floatels upgrading walk-to-work vessels

    Vessel & 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. 

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