Departure of "Atlantic Amsterdam" accommodation rig
On Monday, August 15, 2016 the accommodation rig "Atlantic Amsterdam" was towed from the Port of Hirtshals after a six-months' stay. The rig has been hired for a new job in the North Sea and therefore it was time to say goodbye to the Port of Hirtshals.
During its stay in Hirtshals, "Atlantic Amsterdam" has been serviced and small repairs have been carried out. In addition to that, a new gangway system has been mounted which will be used in connection with the new job. After a 5-6-day voyage, the "Atlantic Amsterdam" will work as an accommodation rig for the next year during the installment of the wind turbine park Race Bank. The wind turbine park is owned by DONG Energy and is located east of Grimsby in England.
The departure of the rig went according to plan and in that connection, a satisfied port assistant Michael Langballe says:
- It is exciting to have a rig in port but it is also a job that takes many resources, and quite a bit of coordination is necessary to make it work. It can only be done because we have a great dialog and corporation with other businesses at the port.
After the rig's departure, Østbassin 2 is available for new projects whereas Østbassin 1 continues to be occupied by sister rig "Atlantic Esbjerg" which awaits new jobs offshore. Both rigs belong to Singaporean company Teras Offshore.
The accommodation rig "Atlantic Amsterdam" is about 140 meters tall, measures 75 x 86 and can accommodate up to 136 persons.