It has been 14 months since the steel cutting ceremony of OOS Walcheren. The OOS Walcheren will be launched from the dry dock of China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu) on 18th July 2019 with the undocking ceremony being held along the quayside on 24th July 2019.
The floodgates are expected to open on 16th July 2019 and the OOS Walcheren will be afloat as of the 18th July 2019. Along with the high tide, the OOS Walcheren will be escorted out of the dry dock to the fanfare of several tug boats and the sparkling fireworks display.
This marks a significant milestone for the OOS Walcheren, which has bettered the building progress record by 1 month of its sister vessel, the OOS Serooskerke, compared to last year.
The OOS Walcheren will then spend the subsequent months along the quayside, completing the systems commissioning as well as installation of the cranes, before she heads out offshore for her thruster installation and sea trials 10 months later.
Let’s us congratulate our team in China for their achievement and we look forward to the continued success of OOS Walcheren with continued zero loss time incidence on the project.