5 August / 2020
MedPrise completes offshore energy installation platform upgrade
MedPrise has completed its modification and upgrade of the Oceanic 5000 derrick/lay vessel (DLV) to an offshore energy installation platform.

MedPrise earlier this year identified Oceanic 5000 as an ideal vessel for such an upgrade.

Oceanic 5000 was a DLV equipped with a heavy lifting crane as well as a pipe laying system and had immediate availability and was technically suitable for the adjustments required to be converted into an offshore installation platform.

In-depth engineering surveys have been undertaken to determine that a number of adjustments, such as hull reinforcement, stinger modification and lateral davits and anchors replacement, would be necessary for the Oceanic 5000 to fully comply with the project's technical challenges and requirements.

The modification of the vessel was successfully completed in June 2020 and the Oceanic 5000 was prepared for launch into operational service.