Conversion Works on ‘Polarcus Naila’ Underway in Amsterdam (PHOTO)

The work on Polarcus Naila, a 12 streamer 3D/4D seismic vessel, at the Shipdock Amsterdam, a part of Damen Shipyard Group, is well underway.


The vessel arrived in February at the Shipdock Amsterdam for its six-week conversion into a Special Purpose Ship.

The conversion and repairs of the ship are supposed to last about 35 days, according to Flip van der Waal, General Manager Shipdock Amsterdam.

The work scope consists of Ballast Water Treatment installation, installation of a new workboat and davits, relocation of the MOB and a 5-year special survey.


Polarcus Naila, a vessel which combines the latest developments in maritime systems with the most advanced seismic technology commercially available, is built to the ULSTEIN SX124 design and incorporates the innovative ULSTEIN X-BOW® hull.

The vessel is among the most environmentally sound seismic vessels in the market with diesel-electric propulsion, high specification catalytic convertors, double hull, and advanced bilge water cleaning system.

It complies with the stringent DNV CLEAN DESIGN notation.

Subsea World News Staff, April 18, 2013; Image: Damen



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