Kroonborg awarded 'Ship of the year'

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Maintenance Support Walk-to-Work Vessel ‘Kroonborg’ has won the KNVST Ship of the Year Award. The Ship of the Year Award is an initiative of the Royal Dutch Society of Maritime Technicians (KNVST) to demonstrate the innovative power of the Dutch shipbuilding industry. This prestigious award is presented annually to a technically innovative vessel, mainly designed and built in the Netherlands.

“For us, winning this award is really an affirmation that shipbuilding can boost innovations and integrate them on the basis of clear operational objectives and an optimal, goal-oriented cooperation. Kroonborg proves this: a vessel performing better than expected; designed and built by our Dutch manufacturing industry!”


0 incidents (LTI) on board nor on the platforms where Kroonborg was active.

People transfer

The motion compensated Ampelmann system transferred 12.500 people safely offshore


Almost 1.000 lifts are performed safely up to 4.5 tonnes at 32 metres outreach.


30% efficiency improvement over helicopter shuttling


All systems have proven to be working in waves up to 3 metres (significant)


Last year 55.000 productive hours were recorded.