Barge Master is nearing the completion of the construction of the first BM-T40 system. On the 14th of October the Barge Master motion compensated knuckle boom crane pedestal was installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel, designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander. The vessel and Barge Master system will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. NAM will use the motion compensated crane for service and maintenance of gas production platforms in the Southern North Sea.
Offshore platforms have become smaller and more flexible during the last forty years. They no longer have a resident crew or helicopter pads which means frequent journeys to and from the platform by vessel in order to perform maintenance work. With the new Walk-to Work Vessel these operations can be executed in a safer, more efficient and effective manner. The Vessel is unique because multiple functions are combined for the first time in one design.