Mighty Servant 3 returns to Dockwise fleet after 20-month repair

The Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the Dockwise fleet following repairs at the Grand Bahama Shipyard.

Offshore staff

HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the Dockwise fleet following repairs at the Grand Bahama Shipyard.

The entire vessel was rebuilt beginning with the steel hull. The repair project, which began in January 2008, included the installation of new machinery, electrical systems, and equipment.

The two Wärtsilä (W12V38A) engines were extracted from the vessel locally, fully dismantled, and later shipped in parts to Wärtsilä Netherland's workshop in Zwolle.

The vessel’s accommodations block was extended by inserting an additional layer to house up to 50 persons including crewmembers, visiting clients, and personnel. All interior elements were also updated.

As part of the Dockwise fleet, Mighty Servant 3 will perform transport, installation, and logistical management projects, the company says

“This is a reinstatement project in a magnitude that has never been performed before -- no one has ever taken a vessel submerged in 50 m (164 ft) of seawater for five months and brought her back to service,” says Eugène van Dodeweerd, manager fleet supervision quality and safety for Dockwise Shipping.

08/07/2009

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