Aker Wayfarer was modified at Myklebust Verft in 2016, converting the construction vessel to a deepwater subsea equipment support vessel.
The modifications work included hull strengthening, adding a fibre-rope deployment system, deck skidding systems and a subsea orientation equipment system, allowing the Aker Wayfarer to install and retrieve subsea trees and modules, including subsea structures and manifolds. The modification was undertaken so the vessel could perform subsea intervention services offshore Brazil for Petrobras. Five-year classification was also performed at the same time. Aker Wayfarer is 157 metres long and 27 metres wide, and is so far the biggest vessel to be docked at Myklebust Verft.
The five-year classification of the mobile offshore unit Island Constructor was performed at Myklebust Verft, with exceptionally high demands to safety from ship owner and charter. Island Offshore held courses for the foremen at the yard to prepare them for the upcoming task; a project which involved work on module handling tower, steel work, pipe work, electro etc. The high demands to safety at the yard was retained after this vessel’s visit, and is still maintained today, five years later. After this extensive project, Myklebust Verft received positive acknowledgement for good quality of work and on-time delivery from the ship owner, resulting in Island Constructor returning later for repair work.
Christina E, a multifunctional fishing vessel which is capable to perform offshore duties as well as commissioned research, was docked for the first time in December in 2011 and has been visiting the yard once or twice a year ever since for general service and classification. This reflects the ship owner’s confidence in our work, and we have developed a good relationship with Ervik & Sævik during these years. The easy access to the yard and the proximity to the vessel’s homeport is also vital.