The new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel has been designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander

The new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel has been designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander

A new Barge Master BM-T40 system motion compensated knuckle boom crane pedestal has been installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel.

The vessel was designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander. The vessel can accommodate 20 crew and 40 service technicians.

The T40 Barge Master system can transfer materials in seas with wave heights of up to 3 metres. The crane has a 15 tonne capacity and can be used for maintaining wind turbines or unmanned oil rigs and platforms. The T40 system is based on the Barge Master T700. Roll, pitch and heave are compensated, while surge, sway and yaw are fixed, a spokesperson said. The T40 was developed with Bosch Rexroth.

The vessel and T40 system will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. It will be used for service and maintenance of gas production platforms in the Southern North Sea.

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