Oil and gas

Oil and Gas prices are under pressure despite of the demand. In the upcoming years oil and gas will remain indispensible to meet the increasing energy consumption. 

Many major companies have to explore possible ways to keep extracting oil and gas from aging assets while reducing production cost. Maintenance of these assets is key factor in maintaining production but also a major cost driver. Due to these developments maintenance strategies are forced to adapt. With an increasing emphasis on safety and sustainability many working methods are to be revised and improved. Reducing logistic and operational costs to a minimum is the biggest challenge ahead.

As a result of this changing offshore world, Royal Wagenborg developed in close consultation with the oil and gas market a new innovative Walk to Work vessel to support maintenance operations to offshore oil and gas platforms

Motion compensated crane

Safe lifting operations are guaranteed with a three-dimensional neutral and heave compensated hook with a minimal footprint on deck. Roll, pitch and heave motions are compensated with vertically mounted cylinders, which are placed between the vessel and the crane. The lifting capacity is 20 ton @10 m / 2 ton @32,5m (DAF1.25). Next ›

Motion compensated gangway

A fully integrated access system will be used to transfer people from the vessel to offshore structures and to transfer small cargoes or equipment. The system compensates the motion of the waves up to 2.5 m. Next ›

Accommodation facilities

The Walk to Work vessel offers accommodation facilities for 60 people, including 20 crew. Next ›

Green DP® system

The Walk to Work vessel is equipped with the Kongberg GreenDP® system which was designed to reduce fuel consumption. This sophisticated system employs a control strategy that uses the smallest possible thrust vector, and thus power, to keep the vessel inside user-defined boundaries of the working and operational area. Studies have shown that a minor sacrifice in station keeping accuracy pays off by a fuel reduction of about 20%. Next ›

The daughter craft

The daughter craft of the W2W vessel is designed for standby duties. The rescue boat is fully compliant with SOLAS UK and Dutch continental shelf regulations.  Next ›

Deck space of 500m2

The vessel is designed with a huge deck space of 500 m2 for maintenance equipment. Next ›

Voith Schneider Propulsion

Two Voith Schneider Propellers enable stepless control of thrust in terms of magnitude and direction for the vessel. The VPS makes extremely fast and precise thrust changes possible and enables efficient dynamic positioning under extremely harsh weather conditions and roll stabilisation of the vessel. The bow thruster are specially designed for very low noise levels. Next ›

Chemical supply and Cold...

The vessel will be certified and equipped with a below-deck tank installation for transporting and bunkering 6 different chemicals. The vessel is equipped with a Cold Start-Up installation for well stimulation. Next ›

General specifications  
Type of vessel Dynamically Positioned Maintenance Support vessel
Special purpose ship
Yard Royal Niestern Sander
Flag authority Dutch
Homeport Delfzijl
Class Bureau Veritas
Class notation
  • +ALM
  • COMF-VIB 3


Length over all 79,43 meter
Length between perpendiculars 76,08 meter
Length waterline 79,25 meter
Width 15,85 meter
Depth 7,00 meter
Draught max. 5,00 meter
Gross tonnage 3.750 tonnes
Deck area 500 m2



Key features

Voith Schneider Propulsion

Motion compensated Gangway system

Motion compensated Offshore crane

Cold Start Up unit & chemical supply

Excellent DP2 performance

Clean GTL fuel