This week, Royal Wagenborg’s new ‘Walk-to-Work’ vessel Kroonborg was christened in the port of Delfzijl. She was built last year by Royal Niestern Sander shipyard in the Netherlands and is slated to work in the Southern North Sea for Dutch oil and gas company Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV (NAM) over the next decade.
This “Walk-to-Work” vessel, as the name suggests, features a motion compensated crane that allows offshore workers to be easily transferred aboard an unmanned offshore platforms, but she is much more than that.
Measuring nearly 80 meters, Wagenborg describes Kroonborg as “a workshop, storage, hotel and way of transport. She offers accommodation facilities to 60 people, including two crews of 20 technicians.”
Besides transferring personnel, Kroonborg’s crane can lift materials up to 20 tons at an outreach of 10 meters. Her propulsion system features ultra-maneuverable Voith Schneider propulsion system and she is DP2 equipped.
Watch the following video for an in-depth look at this new ship: