Nauplius Converts Wieringen into Hydrographic Ship
De Vries & Van de Wiel, part of the Belgian group DEME, has commissioned Nauplius Workboats to convert a high-speed ship into a survey vessel for hydrographic research.
In recent weeks, a Nauplius team has been working on converting a high-speed work ship into a survey vessel named Wieringen.
“We have made a number of structural and equipment modifications to make the vessel suitable for hydrographic work under the UK flag,” said Dick Westera, Nauplius commercial director. “Among other things, this involves installing a moonpool and various fixed sensors to be able to take soundings, installing a new generator, modifying the electrical system and installing larger batteries. Of course, a full survey control table is being installed. The work for this project is being done at our temporary location in Hindeloopen.”
De Vries & Van de Wiel approached Nauplius with the question of what ship would be most suitable for the conversion to a survey vessel. On the basis of the recommendations, they purchased the ship that Nauplius converted for them, the company informed.
Specifications of survey vessel Wieringen
Length overall 15.50 metres
Beam overall 4.80 metres
Draught 1.00 metres
Displacement 20,000 kt
Fuel tanks 1,660 litres
Water tanks 1,000 litres
Propulsion 2 x Volvo Penta D9 – 575 HP/423 kW with EVC system
Maximum speed 25 knots
Cruising speed 9 knots
Maximum survey speed 19 knots
Certification SCV Category 2 (60NM from save haven)