HvS Dredging Support BV orders NEW Multi Purpose DP-2 Support Vessel!!

HvS Dredging Support BV has ordered a new Multi Purpose DP-2 Support Vessel, which will be named “Zwerver II”.

The vessel is based on the existing “Zwerver III”, which is very succesful in the current market, but equipped with some very innovative solutions.

These solutions have been developed and implemented in close cooperation between HvSDS and Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman, enabling the new “Zwerver II” to serve the top of the market sector.

The vessel is equipped with DP-2, 4-point mooring, large Knuckleboom-crane of 510 Tm with an Active Heave Compensated winch, a Knuckleboom-crane of 370 Tm. Further, a Passive Heave Compensated gangway will be installed to transfer personnel to windfarms / platforms. The bollard pull of the vessel will be approximately 65 T which considering the draft of only 2.7m in this class is exceptional.

The “Zwerver II” will be designed and built under Bureau Veritas and will operate under Dutch flag. The vessel can be employed mainly in the offshore- and renewables market with services like Offshore Renewable maintenance/Walk-to-Work, cable laying, cable burial, diving support, ROV-support, dredging support, anchor handling, PLGR-ops as well as many other activities.

There is accommodation on board for 17 persons and will be MLC certified. This number can be increased up to 21 persons by involving available accommodation containers which are owned by HvSDS.

Earlier, Kooiman together with HvSDS has developed and supplied the Zwerver I (2007) and Zwerver III (2011).

The delivery of the “Zwerver II” is scheduled for spring 2016.

For further information, please contact Mr. Arjan van Stee.