Holland Shipyards Launches DP Gezina
On the afternoon of Tuesday 26th of March 2013, Holland Shipyards successfully launched DP Gezina, Chevalier Floatels’ new flagship. On 31 October 2012 Holland Shipyards was commissioned to undertake the conversion.
Chevalier Floatels specifically selected this shipyard, because of their track record and the need for a fast delivery time. The vessel is now moored along the quayside at the shipyard for final outfitting, set to work and harbour trial. DP Gezina is scheduled to be operational at the beginning of May 2013 where it will be used for staff accommodation and transport to offshore wind farms installations.
The hull design, in combination with various techniques on board, provides the vessel with very pleasant sea keeping characteristics and 30 days autonomy. DP Gezina offers high quality accommodation to 60 people each in single-berth cabins, but the vessel can optionally facilitate 90 persons (partially in double-berth cabins). A self-stabilising Ampelmann personnel transfer platform with a walkway will be fitted on the aft bridge deck.
Press release, March 28, 2013; Image: Holland Shipyards