ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivers special Offshore Control Room for VBMS Ndeavor
2 June 2017
The Offshore Multipurpose Room was converted into a Control Room within a minimum of time.
ELA Container Offshore GmbH has recently delivered an ELA Offshore Multipurpose Room to VBMS, which will be used on board their MV Ndeavor, a 7,500 DWT DP-2 vessel, built and outfitted for cable-lying in 2013 by Boskalis. VBMS is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., specialized in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewable market, SURF installation for the oil & gas market and installation of interconnectors.
After delivery of the Multipurpose Room to the VBMS warehouse in Moerdijk in The Netherlands, the container was transferred to a state of the art control room to be used to operate their ROV Trenchers, which lay and bury power cables in shallow and deep water. The control room provides capacity for two persons who can monitor the ROV on multiple screens.
The customer was looking for a high quality room to accommodate their ROV monitoring systems and crew in a comfortable and safe environment. ELA Offshore containers are ‘’Made in Germany’’ and are compliant with all necessary health & safety regulations to provide high quality accommodation. “Since the lead time was very short and the deadline of the project was approaching rapidly, we were able to deliver the container from stock on very short notice. The container was painted in VBMS house colours, enabling our customer to install all their equipment and run tests before starting the project on board”, says Frank ter Haak, Business Development Manager at ELA Container Offshore. “After arrival of the container we were very pleased with the high quality finishing and the superb insulation. We were particularly pleased with the fact that both A60 marine doors were equipped with a window, in order to have day light entering the room during work shifts”, says Jan Bes, Subsea Equipment Supervisor at VBMS.
ELA Container Offshore has already gained diverse experience in the Offshore-Wind and Offshore Oil & Gas Industry. Whether on pontoons, transformer platforms, rigs or supply vessels – ELA Container is the ideal partner, offering tailor-made concepts for all requirements in the form of Living Quarters, Offices, Dining Rooms, Galleys, Laundries, Recreation or Locker Rooms and all types of Carrying Units. ELA Offshore containers are equipped with all the necessary utilities. This guarantees, in combination with all ELA Offshore features, a long service life, functionality and comfort.
The high quality Containers are “Made in Germany” according to German quality standards and possess all necessary certifications such as DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1, DNV 2.7-2, based on SOLAS, IMO FSS Code and MLC as well as CSC and are approved from several IACS-companies. In terms of fire resistance, an A60 insulation provides high safety standards. Every container will be checked before delivery. Depending on customer requirements, ELA Offshore Containers are individually customized, immediately operational and are available at short notice.