Servicing NAM/Shell gas production platforms - BM-T40

09 February 2015


Koninklijke Niestern Sander in service of Wagenborg / NAM / Shell UK 

Servicing and maintenance of gas production platforms 

North Sea


The Barge Master motion compensated knuckle boom crane is installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel, the Kroonborg, designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander. The vessel and Barge Master system have been delivered in February 2015. NAM will use the motion compensated crane for service and maintenance of gas production platforms in the Southern North Sea. 

Offshore platforms have become smaller and more flexible during the last forty years. They no longer have a resident crew or helicopter pads which means frequent journeys to and from the platform by vessel in order to perform maintenance work.  With the new Walk to Work Vessel these operations can be executed in a safer, more efficient and effective manner.  The vessel is unique because multiple functions are combined for the first time in one design.  The vessel can accommodate 20 crewmembers and 40 service technicians, chemicals can be stored and transferred safely, and thanks to the BM-T40 system materials can be transferred during wave heights of up to 3 meters.  Through utilizing new technology, NAM is able to safely continue harvesting gas on the North Sea with an extended weather window and less down time.

Walk to Work vessel design Barge Master T40 motion compensated knuckle boom crane installed on the Kroonborg Barge Master T40 system installed on Walk-to-Work vessel in November 2014 Barge Master T40 system installation and testing Back to overview
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