De Vries & Van de Wiel, part of the Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and environmental solutions group DEME, has commissioned Nauplius Workboats to convert a high-speed ship into a survey vessel for hydrographic research.
“We have made a number of structural and equipment modifications to make the vessel suitable for hydrographic work under the UK flag,” said Dick Westera, Nauplius commercial director.
Among other things, the project involves installation of various fixed sensors, installation of a new generator, modification of the electrical system and installation of larger batteries.
“Of course, a full survey control table is being installed. The work for this project is being done at our temporary location in Hindeloopen,” Westera added.
Nauplius Workboats is a relatively young company, but its owners and management have long and broad experience in the shipbuilding industry.