On behalf of Atlantic Marine Services and Maersk Oil & Gas OMC have completed the challenging rig move of jack-up accommodation rig ‘Atlantic Amsterdam’. The rig was towed a distance of 200 miles from Danish Continental Shelf DAN F Platform to the Danish Port of Hirtshals
The Atlantic Amsterdam departed the DAN F Platform on the evening of Friday 26th February assisted by the Urag Elbe, Bugsier 2 and leading tug Esvagt Server. Monday morning 29th February the convoy arrived at Hirtshals. The Esvagt Server was disconnected and replaced by the Voith Schneider Tugs Bugsier 20 and Bugsier 21 to assist with the very tight manoeuvring required inside the port.
With a rig draught over 9 meters and water depth in port as shallow as 9.5 meters this presented a challenge along with the position of a dry-dock located inside Hirtshals. This narrowed the path to the berth location to 94 meters, and with the 11000 tonne rig measuring 90 meters wide this left only 2 meters clearance on either side when passing.
With OMC’s experience and preparation in cooperation with Atlantic Marine Services these challenges were expertly dealt with allowing the rig to proceed inwards and safely pin in its final location that afternoon.