Damen unveils decommissioning designsVessel & ROV News // August 24, 2016
Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled its latest concept design: the Damen Decommissioning Series. The vessel will specialise in three core areas of the oil and gas decommissioning sector: topside decommissioning, platform removal, and subsea removal.
“This research started off with the idea of developing a decommissioning vessel based on Damen’s existing portfolio,” said Damen. “However, we soon found out that this market needs more. For example, there are many different activities within the decommissioning sector. This vessel can support a vast number of those. We have developed a concept to cover the bigger part of this new and exciting market.”
The vessel’s monohull design has a split stern; a characteristic that will come into play during platform removal operations. The ship will be able to reverse up to a jacket, where it will be ballasted to sink below the platform. Upon deballasting, the vessel will rise up to pick up the platform.