GORINCHEM, the Netherlands – Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros recently completed the conversion of the platform supply vessel Fulmar to a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV).
For this, the vessel, owned and operated by Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore, needed an upgrade from DP-1 to DP-2 Class notation.
When Petrobras contracted Wilson Sons UltraTug Offshore to supply an SDSV, the company decided to carry out the conversion, in partnership with Damen, at the Wilson Sons shipyard in Guarujá, Brazil.
The partners had six months to complete the project. This included engineering, work preparation, material deliveries, installation and FMEA testing. As well as the initial feasibility study, Damen’s scope was engineering, integration, and site management of the DP-2 upgrade.
The Fulmar went into operation for Petrobras earlier this month.