Kommandøren has arrived the Fjellstrand quays for minor service and a guarrantee docking before entering its regular service of Halhjem - Våge, crossing Bjørnefjorden.
Delivered one year ago, Kommandøren has operated Mannheller - Fodnes in Sognefjorden awaiting its 10-year assignment being the ferrylink from the island Tysnes. The vessel has been well maintained and still looks new both outside and inside.
Kommandøren will start the new operation 1. january 2020, and Fjellstrand look foreward to have a battery-electric showcase only one hour drive from our yard in the years to come.
Vestland Cygnus is at a short visit to our yard premises to extend the gangway equipment for new operations.
The gangway is re-built for safe operations up to 26m heights, an extension of 4,2 meters to the original installation.
With this extension the vessel is equipped for operation in the newest windparks, and also covering most of the known future projects.
The vessel is earlier equipped with CTV landing at ship side and stern and an accomodation for 132 People. This together with its 3D crane makes Vestland Cygnus ideal for maintenance and installation work offshore.
Vestland Cygnus will leave our yard well before Christmas to seek new assignments.
Monday 2. september the christening ceremony for Kommandøren took place alongside the quay at Kaupanger.
Our last newbuilding Kommandøren is now in operation on diesel engines between Mannheller and Fodnes, waiting for Fjord1 to take over the operation between Halhjem and Våge from 1. january 2020 where the operation will be fully electric charged from the grid.
The christening was gracefully performed by Målfrid Vik Sønstabø, CEO of Skyss, being client responsible for all public transport in the new Vestland county.
From left CEO of Fjellstrand, Hans Martin Gravdal, Per Sævik, Havila, CEO of Fjord1, Dagfinn Neteland and captain Nils Petter Solheim.
The ferry is 87,5 meters long and has a beam of 20,8 meters and will carry 120 cars, 12 trucks and 350 passengers .
The local brass band of Kaupanger put us in the festive mood in the nice weather at Kaupanger quay.
Fjellstrand has been busy working with modifications to the Offshore Supply Vessel Island Duke.
The vessel is being modified to enter services within seismic operations and a new deck is installed at the aft of the vessel making space for four air compressors, streamer winches and containers for equipment.
A slipway for streamers is installed at the aft. The rest of the vessel has also been upgraded for the operation with extended capacity for crew, upgraded systems etc. An ADCP Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler has been installed when the vessel was docked for 5 year class approval.
The vessel is given a new name, Ocean Duke, and will be managed by the company Geoship AS when the ship is ready for the open seas.
The vessel will operate for Seabed Geosolutions and Saudi Aramco for a 3D ocean bottom node survey in the Red Sea.