MT6016 design “Skandi Neptune” has recently completed a rebuilding at Orskov Yard, Denmark. A new 250 Te offshore crane has been added on starboard side, replacing the old 140 Te crane on port side. Marin Teknikk AS has delivered the engineering package, including drawings and calculations for the job. The new 250 Te crane has a center of gravity as high as 16.5 m above shelter deck! To be able to integrate the crane foundation to the ship structure, a section of the ship had to be cut and replaced with a strengthened unit.
The rebuilding was carried out without any problems, and the vessel was ready to be launched already 3 weeks after its arrival at the yard. A close and good collaboration between the owner DOF, Marin Teknikk, Orskov and DNV have been vital in this progress.
Skandi Neptune is originally a MT6016 design delivered in 2001, but was in 2005 rebuilt to a ROV and construction vessel with a beam of 24 m. The design of the vessel makes it extremely suitable for construction work, and it is based in Gulf of Mexico where it has played a major role in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon accident. The vessel is owned by DOF ASA and is chartered by Subsea 7 on a long term charter.