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Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam B.V.

Naval architects, Marine engineers, Consultants


P.O. Box 1, De Linie 7
2900 AA Capelle aan den IJssel
Phone +31 (0)10 450 25 00
Fax +31 (0)10 458 72 45
Email vuyk@vuykrotterdam.com
Website www.vuykrotterdam.com Values are for presentation only
Principal dimensions
Length overall
Length between perpendiculars
Breadth moulded
Depth moulded
Design draught
149.25
136.80
29.75
12.50
7.50
m
m
m
m
m
Drilling capacity
General
Neptune Marine Oil & Gas Ltd. decided in 2006 to reactivate and extensive
upgrade their drill ship 'Neptune Explorer' after a period of being laid-up. The
vessel belongs to the 'Pelican' class of drill ships, built by Gusto of Schiedam, The
Netherlands.
The 'Neptune Explorer' was built in 1973 as 'Havdrill' and was operational as
'Canmar Explorer III' and 'Northern Explorer III'.
The drill ship upgrading is at hand of Sembawang Shipyard Pte. Ltd., Singapore
and is planned to be completed by April 2007.
The upgrading comprises:
widening of the vessel from 23.78 m to 29.75 m by addition of new sponsoons
about 1 700 tons of steel renewal
installation of new drilling derrick and equipment
new solids removal plant
overhaul and modifications of marine systems
rebuilding of accommodation spaces
new riser storage racks
new riser gantry cranes
new piping handling crane
Machinery
Power plant
Auxiliary plant
Emergency plant
Propulsion system
Bow thrusters
Stern thrusters
Upgrading
drill ship
'Neptune
Explorer'
VER project 06.075
Drilling depth
Water depth after upgrading
25 000
5 000
feet
feet
5x SACM/AGOV -16 ESHR diesels, each
5x AEG alternators, 6 kV - 60 Hz, each
1x SACM M60 V12 diesel engine.
1x Scania diesel generator set
2x Lips fixed pitch propellers, each driven
by two DC electric motors; total output
3 x Lips tunnel thrusters, each
2 x Lips tunnel thrusters, each
2 500
2 400
700
120
4 412
1 287
1 287
kW
kW
kW
kW
kW
kW
kW
Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam B.V.
Naval architects, Marine engineers, Consultants
P.O. Box 1, De Linie 7
2900 AA Capelle aan den IJssel
Phone +31 (0)10 450 25 00
Fax +31 (0)10 458 72 45
Email vuyk@vuykrotterdam.com
Website www.vuykrotterdam.com Values are for presentation only
Scope of work
VER project 06.075
After Sea of Solutions B.V. made the concept design, this company
subcontracted a part of the basic design to Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam.
The scope of work for the reactivation and upgrading project for VER
comprised of:
Arrangements:
General arrangements
Construction plans of:
New sponsoons PS & SB
Relocation of helideck incl.
supports
New aft crane pedestal
New knuckle boom crane
pedestal
Moonpool area modifications
New riser storage deck
Various tank modifications
New substructure
Riser racks
Engine room and sack store
Mud pump room modifications
Principle system diagrams for modifications of:
Bilge
Ballast
Fire fighting and deck wash
Compressed air
Bulk systems
Upgrading
drill ship
'Neptune
Explorer'
Principle system diagrams of new systems:
Drill water
HP & LP mud system
HVAC: Assessment of mechanical ventilation systems of hull spaces.