Fugro chooses Ulstein for redesign and conversion of vessels

On 22 September 2023, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS was contracted to convert the Fugro Resilience.Fugro is securing long-term capacity in the global offshore renewable energy market by converting the Fugro Resilience and the Topaz Endurance, two ULSTEIN PX121 platform supply vessels (PSVs), to geotechnical vessels. Ulstein Design & Solutions AS has been contracted to redesign the two vessels.

Both vessels are of the proven and flexible ULSTEIN PX121 design and were built in 2015. By retrofitting these vessels to geotechnical vessels, Fugro can unlock their versatile potential and adapt them to the specific requirements of the offshore wind sector.

Ulstein Design & Solutions has redesigned the vessels, and its engineering team has provided the necessary strength calculations and updated plans for the conversion work.

Roy Lindset, sales manager service & aftermarket at Ulstein Design & Solutions, explains that these vessels will be modified with geotechnical drill towers and necessary equipment. One of the vessels will also adjust the accommodation capacity with six new cabins.

The shipyard Ulstein Verft will convert the Fugro Resilience. Most of the disciplines at Ulstein Verft will be involved in the conversion project.

The transformation of the two PX121 PSV vessels exemplifies the possibilities and benefits that vessel retrofitting brings, fuelling the industry’s progress towards a greener and more sustainable maritime future.

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