In the Eemshaven, hard work is currently going on to complete the build of the Symphony Performer –
a supply ship for the offshore industry that was built in Germany by Ferus Smit for Symphony Shipping.
The ship is 125m long, 18m wide and has a depth of 4.5 meters. It will provide projects such as for wind power,
oil and gas at sea with large loads of material, including the very large components. The ship is also equipped to
support the laying of cables and pipeline construction. The two cranes on the ship have a capacity of 85 tons.
With the DP2 system (Dynamic Positioning System), the ship is able to hold an exact position regardless of the
weather conditions at sea.
DTS Diving Technology Solutions was hired for the underwater oxygen cutting of holes in the larboard cooling water inlet box.
The holes, with a diameter of 50mm, were cut in a 13mm thick steel wall.
One had to be very careful. All precautions were taken to prevent the accumulation of oxygen. This is very dangerous because
it can cause gas explosions while cutting under water!
First, with the superintendent of the ship, the fire location was labeled with chalk. Eventually a slit was cut. Also,
the thrusters of the ship were inspected and rope cutters were placed.
All in all, it was a very successful job in the Eemshaven. The Symphony Performer and its sister ship -the Symphony Provider-
will be further completed and then sail off to South America to be deployed to a project on the coast of Mexico.
Do you also need an experienced, well-trained specialist for your underwater work?
DTS does not take any chances and operates safely and professionally.
In case of calamities, you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We can have a dive team with full equipment on site throughout The Netherlands within 3 hours.
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