Atlantic Amsterdam Named in Vlissingen, The Netherlands

Atlantic Amsterdam Named in Vlissingen, The Netherlands

The naming ceremony of Atlantic Amsterdam jack-up accommodation rig, owned by Atlantic Marine Services, recently took place at Damen’s Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard in Vlissingen, The Netherlands.

The rig, which arrived in The Netherlands in June, on dry tow from Singapore onboard the Dockwise heavy lift vessel ‘Black Marlin’, was converted to an accommodation unit from the jack-up drilling rig ’Shelf Explorer’.

At the naming ceremony held on Thursday 22nd November the champagne bottle was released by Kristin Dvergsten, the wife of Dag Dvergsten, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMS.

The Atlantic Amsterdam accommodation provides First Class facilities in en suite single rooms for a total of 136 persons, including operational crew. TV flat screens in each room, exercise facilities, smoking and non smoking public rooms, and a sauna complete the clean, spacious and well designed unit.

On completion of the conversion work, due early December, the rig will mobilise to the Danish Sector of the North Sea to start a long term contract for a major Danish Operator.


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Offshore Energy Today Staff, November 30, 2012