Wagenborg Offshore signs contract for fourth Walk to Work vessel
Wagenborg Offshore has signed an agreement for the deployment of a Walk to Work emergency response and rescue vessel.
This fourth Walk to Work vessel in the Wagenborg fleet will be operated by Wagenborg Offshore as a standby and support vessel for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms in the Southern North Sea.
An existing PX121 platform supply ship - currently named 'Hermit Viking' - will be converted into the walk to work vessel within 20 weeks at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander in Delfzijl. In this period, approximately 80 employees will work on the innovative conversion of the ship, which will give an impulse to regional employment. The Hermit Viking will be equipped with an additional accommodation module for 40 people. Also, a motion-compensated gangway will be installed to comply with all requirements.
Early Q2 2022, the ship will be christened and the name will be revealed, after which it will be set to work in the Southern North Sea.