Helge Ingstad – High and Dry Alongside in Haakonsvern
Arrival in Haakonsvern
The two Scaldis heavy lift vessels, Rambiz and Gulliver arrived on the horizon off the Dutch coast near Scheveningen early this month.
The purpose of their presence was extensive training, real scale testing and measuring program for a future civil marine project in shallow, but challenging, waters. The trial took place after many hours of engineering and 3D simulation.
The most spectacular part of the trial was the a Double Duo Lift, a simultaneous and synchronised 5000t lift with Rambiz and Gulliver.
For this lift Scaldis created a copy of the actual lifts to be performed, by placing a test load pontoon on the transport barge, combined with a unique and safe rigging design.
Scaldis PM, W. Zuidscherwoude says: “This test lift has been in the making for over 18 months. To see it all come together with a perfectly executed lift is a statement of the competence and capabilities of Rambiz, Gulliver and their respective crews.”
Scaldis would like to thank everyone who made this possible and especially the Client for the good cooperation, which is essential for this successful project.