Shipdock to upgrade four jack-ups

Dutch yard secures slice of growing vessel maintenance market

Amsterdam-based Shipdock has secured contracts to upgrade and maintain four jack-up vessels active in the offshore wind sector. The ship yard will handle GMS Endurance, GMS Endeavour, Seajacks Leviathan and Seajacks Zaratan.

Shipdock has been active in the offshore wind vessel repair and maintenance market for the past two years and, initially, worked on A2SEA's jack-up, the Sea Jack. The company says that it had expected to handle one or two jack-up vessels annually, but growth in the North Sea offshore wind industry has swelled its order book.

The work will include: manufacture and installation of new crane pedestals; installation of heavier cranes; reinforcement of supporting deck structures; installation of helidecks; manufacture and installation of winch foundations; lengthening of legs on the GMS Endeavour and general project mobilisation work.

Shipdock is capable of working on vessels up to 250m in length. And its sister company, Niron Staal, is located onsite, offering dedicated steel construction and heavy machining facilities.

The Seajacks Zaratan has just completed operations and maintenance (O&M) work at Gunfleet Sands and is now in Amsterdam at Shipdock's yard, awaiting deployment on WindMW's Meerwind Süd / Ost project, in the German North Sea. The Seajacks Leviathan will also be deployed on the project.


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