Updates on OOS Walcheren

Over the last few months, construction and commissioning activities on OOS Walcheren has made huge progress despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Both offshore mast cranes (OMC) were successfully installed and load tested up to 2420 metric tonnes each using a barge load. This demonstrates the strong teamwork between OOS , China Merchants Heavy Industries and Huisman.

Each OMC (with wires reeved) was lifted by a 3000 metric tonnes crane floating barge and installed onto the OOS Walcheren in a single lift. The entire preparation and lifting operation took less than a day to complete but would never have been made possible without a detailed pre-lift plan and precise execution by the team. This includes weeks of preparation on the drawing table, online conferencing and on site surveys to finalize the weight estimation, lifting arrangement, risk assessment and project preparations.

Moving forward, the vessel will be busy with outfitting her offshore mast cranes with the super fly jib in August 2020, as well as working on her interior accommodation, marine and electrical systems.