The Netherlands: De Hoop Shipyard Finishes SBBA Project for Global Marine Systems
Over the last few months De Hoop has designed and build a 60 person / 4-deck SBBA (Single Block Barge Accommodation) for Global Marine Systems. On Dec 20th a special lift-operation was performed in the Rotterdam harbour as the almost 500 ton weighing SBBA for Global Marine was lifted on the pontoon ‘Smit Anambas’.
The operation was performed in close cooperation with Dutch firm ‘Mammoet’ and went successfully. The placement of this fully self supporting accommodation block is part of the conversion of the Smit Anambas into a cable-laying vessel for the North Sea. Various components will be installed by De Hoop in Rotterdam,the rest will be installed in the UK in January.
Shipyard De Hoop has a history of almost 1500 built vessels and more than 3000 designs. Although it is strong in the inland passenger vessels and offshore markets, virtually any ship can be completely engineered and built by De Hoop. Examples of this are the transport vessels “Brion” and “Breuil” built for Airbus, the cable layer “Sea Spider” built for Wagenborg and the semi-submersible diving platform “Amethyst”.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 23, 2011