Damen Dunkerque completes work on ThorYard News // July 8, 2016
The DP1 jack-up vessel Thor, which is owned by the DEME Group, has completed a short stay at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque. During her time at the yard her hull was repainted in the new DEME livery and her thrusters inspected.
The jack-up spent four days in one of the yard’s drydocks. A special docking solution was required due to the size of her aft thrusters, which are 3.825m high. Standard dock blocks are 1.80m.
"Fortunately, her design supplied the answer as well as the problem," said Damen, "and her jacking legs were used to maintain the hull at the height required to keep the thrusters clear of the dock bed while the inspection was conducted.
"In order to spread the considerable load of each leg, wooden platforms were positioned beneath them to ensure that no damage was done to the dock. Following the successful completion of the assignment, Thor departed for Antwerp."