Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has been awarded the contract by a subsidiary of Rowan Companies plc to remodel the Rowan Viking. The Rowan Viking is a Keppel Fels ‘N’ Class Drilling Rig. The rig, which at 124 (l) x 95 (w) x 170 (h) metres is one of the largest of its type, is active in the North Sea.
The Rowan Viking has been contracted to explore the Norwegian Lundin Oil Field and will have to be converted accordingly. The work will consist of:
Special Periodic Survey (certification extension)
Acknowledgement of Compliance Scope (safety modifications in accordance with Norwegian law)
Leg Extension Scope (the 170-meter legs will have to be extended to 180 metres to be able to work in the deeper Norwegian waters)