Spotted: Blue Queen Readies for Conversion

Image Courtesy: Royal Wagenborg

Blue Queen, a standard platform supply vessel operated by Wagenborg Shipping, will be converted to a walk-to-work emergency response and rescue vessel (W2W ERRV) in the coming weeks. 

The 4,100 dwt ship arrived at the Port of Delfzijl in the Netherlands on December 14.

Upon arrival, the offshore vessel moored at the shipyard Niestern Sander.

Owned by Norway-based Ulstein Group, Blue Queen was built at Ulstein Werft shipyard in 2015.

Recently, it was awarded a six-year contract by Wagenborg Offshore to support Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK) with their offshore operations in the Southern North Sea. The ship will be operated as a standby and support vessel for inspection and maintenance of the unmanned platforms in both Dutch and British waters, Ulstein said.

The vessel will be converted in sixteen weeks and is expected to be delivered to Wagenborg Offshore in March 2018, according to Ulstein.

Blue Queen is scheduled to start operations in Q1 2018.

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