Photo: Ulstein Group
The Ulstein-owned ship has been charterd for six years by Wagenborg Offshore to support Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration & Production with their offshore operations in the North Sea.
Blue Queen will be converted from Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) to the so-called Walk-to-Work Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (W2W ERRV), and will be Wagenborg's standby and support ship for inspection and maintenance of the unmanned platforms in both Dutch and British waters.
The conversion to W2W ERRV will comprise i.a. installation of an additional accommodation module, motion compensated gangway and motion compensated crane - to comply with the requirements of NAM-Shell. The vessel will be ready in 16 weeks and is expected to be delivered to Wagenborg Offshore in March 2018, and will start operations in Q1 2018.