Another success for the Gulliver!
Supported by an extensive in-house experience and know-how of offshore installation works, Scaldis has expanded its impressive track record with the Courseulles jacket with OSS installation.
In close cooperation with client SDI (DEME), the works were succesfully concluded with topside set-down on 28th of March.
Main operations conducted by HLV Gulliver involved pile cleaning, jacket transport in hooks, jacket installation, ROV survey, levelling, grouting and topside installation.
In order to improve operational efficiency and safety or to overcome technical challenges, several solutions were engineered like a Single point lifting tool, remote barge unmooring and in-hook transport of the jacket. All offshore operations were executed on DP.
Scaldis is proud to have contributed to the crane upgrade of DEME’s jack-up vessel ‘Sea Installer’.
Scaldis was contracted for the installation of the new 1600t Huisman leg encircling crane for which the HLV “Gulliver” was mobilized to Rotterdam.
The project consisted of 2 phases: in the first phase, the crane was picked up at Huisman yard in Schiedam and put on a barge for further transport to the Maasvlakte.
The second phase comprised the lift and installation on Sea Installer’s new pedestal. Both phases required extreme levels of accuracy, because of various limitations and restrictions, but thanks to the highly professional crew, all operations were executed successfully within the foreseen timeframe.
5 years after entering in service , our specialized 4000 tons HLV Gulliver had her first dry docking in Brest , France.
Scaldis is proud to have safely and successfully concluded the installation of 6 water intake and -outlets for the Hinkley Point Project.
In only 5 days, and shortly interrupted by the necessary turning of the vessel, Scaldis has successfully completed the installation of 2 pipe racks and 6 topside modules onto the hull of Equinor’s impressive Johan Castberg FPSO. The lifting operations took place at the Aker Solutions yard in Stord and have resulted in another eye catcher to Scaldis’ already extensive track record in Norwegian waters.
Only 80 days after the successful cooperation at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm, Scaldis has once again installed a topside for an offshore wind farm for Bladt Industries.
On Friday morning May 6th 2022, HLV Gulliver sailed back to her home port, Vlissingen, after a successful offshore campaign, which comprised the decommissioning of the Q4-A and Q4-B platform for Wintershall Noordzee.
Scaldis lifted the Topside and installed it on a monopile as part of the Kaskasi Wind Farm.
The two heavy lift vessels of Scaldis, Gulliver and Rambiz, arrived at the horizon near Scheveningen beginning of June.
Upon arrival an extensive training and real scale testing and measuring program started for an upcoming unique civil-marine project in shallow but challenging waters and as a result of many engineering hours and a 3D computer simulation.
Rambiz arriving back in Antwerp port after 10 years.
Rambiz arrived at her well-deserved refit at Drydock 8 - Damen shipyard Rotterdam.
SCALDIS DP2 Heavy lift vessel GULLIVER is on schedule!
The Pierre Vandamme lock is located in the port of Zeebruges. This lock complex is the connection between the inner harbour and Belgian coast. The Pierre Vandamme lock consists of four lock gates and four bridges.
The two substations for the SeaMade offshore wind farm have been successfully installed in the Belgian North Sea. This installation marks a major milestone in the construction of Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm.
Scaldis has installed the first of two Topsides for the Mermaid & Seastar offshore wind farms in the Belgian North Sea and is currently preparing for the second one.
Scaldis is proud to be awarded for the heavy lift works for Wilhelmshaven lock, by Hermann GmbH.
Gulliver installed her first offshore transformer station on DP, within a record time. After an extensive preparation period by our engineers and a good cooperation with our client Bladt Industries we successfully installed the substation on the 10th of September in the Belgian North Sea.
SCALDIS, the Belgian subsidiary of DEME, Jan De Nul Group and Herbosch-Kiere, in cooperation with BOA Offshore, successfully completed the salvage of the Norwegian frigate 'KNM Helge Ingstad' last Sunday. SCALDIS developed a revolutionary lift method especially for this project, by combining its two heavy lift vessels 'Rambiz' and 'Gulliver'.
Nearly 2 months after installing the gravity based foundations, Scaldis has installed the 2 offshore substations (KFBE and KFA) of the Kriegers Flak Wind Farm for Energinet.DK.
Last Friday, 20th of April 2018, the fully self-propelled DP2 crane vessel GULLIVER was handed over to the Antwerp-based Scaldis, a subsidiary of DEME, Jan De Nul and Herbosch-Kiere.
SCALDIS’ first monopile installation without the use of a gripper frame or installation template.
In April 2016 Tullow Oil awarded Scaldis with the contract to remove the offshore Horne & Wren platform. Scaldis immediately started the extensive preparations and engineering works.
Mid February 2017 Rambiz executed the stacking operation of a drilling module S-620 onto its substructure S-610 at a yard in Norway. Total weight of the drilling module was 1330 T.
Through a good cooperation between Rambiz crew and client an accuracy within millimeters could be achieved.
The complete drilling unit is part of the “Johan Sverdrup” offshore platform.
The lifting operation was executed on October 4, 2016 at Huisman in Rotterdam (Schiedam), The Netherlands.
Every Scaldis project faces one challange or another
The removal of Flinterstar's aft is successfully completed.
Rambiz installed jacket of Nordsee One substation
BARENDRECHT (NL) - ZEEBRUGGE (BE)
Flinterstar III BV, the owner of the Dutch freighter MV FLINTERSTAR, has entered into a contract with a consortium of Belgian marine contractors to remove the wreck of the vessel which sank in the North Sea off the coast of Zeebrugge following a collision last October. The consortium will be headed by SCALDIS, a joint company of DEME, Jan De Nul and Herbosch-Kiere.
Scaldis and its shareholders are very proud to announce that the vessel will sail under the name Gulliver.
HLV Rambiz to lift Stinger Transition Frame (STF) at Flushing from the barge Bumblebee to the quay
The keel laying ceremony of the new build DP II heavy lift vessel took place on Saturday 27 February 2016 at the Hong Qiang shipyard and was attended by a delegation of Scaldis management and shareholders. The ceremony celebrated the latest construction milestone : to date steel sections weighing over 500 tons have been laid and erected in the hull assembly area.
Gemini Substations successfully installed
HLV Rambiz installed successfully the two substation jackets for the Gemini Wind Farm in the Dutch North Sea
In February 2015 barge Louis loaded with the Luchterduinen OHVS module was picked up in Hoboken, Belgium and towed to IJmuiden, The Netherlands.
Inside scope on Scaldis history and rise to success
Wintershall Noordzee BV contracted Scaldis Marine Contractors NV to install the L6-B platform in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.