Braveheart Marine has added the Braveheart Spirit, a 70-metre-long modern offshore survey vessel, to its fleet. The company describes the latest addition as its largest and most advanced vessel, making it possible to work further from the coast and offer more hydrographic survey services.
The number of requests for projects offshore has increased in the last few years. Jelle Hakvoort, CEO at Braveheart Marine: “In these requests, we saw the opportunity to expand our services. Our new vessel brings those opportunities to life. It is an upgrade in all aspects. It's not just about the size of the vessel, but also the survey equipment, functionality and crew.”
New Possibilities for Offshore Seabed Surveying
This Dutch-flagged DP2 vessel is over 70 metres long, has a large aft deck, crew accommodation for 52 persons, and will be outfitted with the latest survey technology. The size of the vessel, the powerful diesel-electric engines and the high-end survey equipment make it a very suitable vessel for the subsea service industry, with a special focus on the expansion of the offshore oil & gas and offshore wind markets. Services that can be offered with the Braveheart Spirit comprise, amongst others, geotechnical, geophysical and environmental surveys, IRM (ROV and diving supported), UXO survey, boulder clearance and cable repair support activities.
The Braveheart Spirit has been refitted into a high-end hydrographic survey ship. It is equipped with the latest technology and modern accommodation and is ready for further expansions to Braveheart Marine's services in the future. The vessel provides the company with a wide range of new possibilities.
Long-term Partnership with N-Sea Group
Braveheart Marine has entered into an agreement with N-Sea Group for long-term charter. N-Sea Group will have the vessel under management and control, although the crew organization will be under the management of Braveheart Marine. Jelle Hakvoort: “We are thrilled with this long-term charter and look forward to a long-term successful partnership.”
Arno van Poppel, CEO at N-Sea Group, commented: “We are extremely happy with the agreement we closed with Braveheart Marine, which helps us to realize our strategic ambitions. Having the vessel under N-Sea management and control will enable us to allocate this versatile vessel to those activities where it is needed most.”
Braveheart Marine is based at Urk, a former island in the province of Flevoland in the Netherlands. The company conducts hydrographic surveys with advanced equipment and maps the seafloor. The existing fleet operates in wind farm construction, the oil & gas industry, dredging, salvage support and mapping ports.