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HMC welcomes Sleipnir back in the Netherlands

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Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has announced that the semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has arrived back in the Netherlands.

Kolga, Heerema’s newly upgraded tug, joined Sleipnir at sea to guide the vessel into the Caland Canal.

Sleipnir is 220 m long, 102 m wide, weighs 119 000 t, and has room to accommodate 400 employees. The vessel has completed several installation projects to date, including the record-breaking Noble Energy Leviathan project, Equinor’s Peregrino C installation, and the Cassia C Trinidad installation.

Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven, Heerema’s CEO, said: “I and Kolga’s crew proudly guided Sleipnir on its first arrival into the Port of Rotterdam. We warmly welcome the vessel and the crew to the Netherlands and wish Sleipnir fair winds and good trades in the upcoming North Sea Summer Campaign.”

Sleipnir is the largest and most sustainable semi-submersible crane vessel on the seas. It features dual-fuel engines that enable it to run on LNG, drastically reducing harmful emissions. In addition to this, the vessel is fully outfitted with LED-lighting, has a hot/cold energy recovery system, and is ready to be powered by clean electricity when moored in the Caland Canal following the completion of the Shore Power project.

According to the statement, Sleipnir has a busy campaign ahead and will depart in the coming weeks for the first of several jobs. The company claims that it is continuously monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and is working within all international and national regulations to protect its workforce.

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