DCV Balder to re-start work in Gulf of Mexico in February

Projects and Operations - January 12, 2007

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Heerema Marine Contractors expects that the Deepwater Construction Vessel (DCV) Balder will restart its work in the Gulf of Mexico in the first half of February.

Balder has been out of service since December 28th when part of the vessel was flooded.

Two thrusters were damaged and water came in via a cooling water pipe. No one on board was hurt during the incident and no harm to the environment occurred.

The cause of the incident was the inadvertent opening of a cooling water valve during maintenance.

Heerema's other DCV, Thialf, is en route to the Gulf of Mexico from Brazil and is due to arrive in February.

The schedules of both vessels will be optimized to minimize the impact on upcoming projects. 

Balder will not be fully operational at first so Thialf will assume responsibility for some of Balder's duties.

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