Fall pipe module Simon Stevin ready for departure to Spain

At 4 pm, the fall pipe module for Jan De Nul Group’s mining and fall pipe vessel Simon Stevin was placed on a pontoon to be transported to the La Naval shipyard in Sestao, Spain.

This Monday, 15 June, the pontoon and its tugboat leave for Spain. Approximately 7 days later, after passing through the Scheldt past Antwerp and Vlissingen, through the Channel over the Biscay Gulf to Bilbao, the pontoon will arrive in Sestao, where the 2,000 ton module will be hoisted on board the Simon Stevin by means of the floating crane Rambiz.

This fall pipe module was designed by Jan De Nul Group itself, aided by Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Iemants Staalconstructies in Arendonk built the module. The heart of the installation, namely the ‘motion base’, was built by Jan De Nul on its own account.

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