Holland Shipyards has recently launched DP Gezina, Chevalier Floatels’ new flagship, after being commissioned to undertake the conversion on 31 October 2012. Chevalier Floatels specifically selected Holland Shipyards because of its track record and the need for a fast delivery time.
The vessel is now moored along the quayside at the shipyard for final outfitting, set to work and harbour trial. DP Gezina is scheduled to be operational at the beginning of May 2013, where it will be used for staff accommodation and transport to offshore wind farms installations.
The hull design, in combination with various techniques on board, provides the vessel with very pleasant seakeeping characteristics and 30 days autonomy. DP Gezina offers high quality accommodation to 60 people each in single-berth cabins, but the vessel can optionally facilitate 90 persons (partially in double-berth cabins).
A self-stabilising Ampelmann personnel transfer platform with a walkway will be fitted on the aft bridge deck.