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WaveWalker 1 • Walking Jack-Up Barge

Vessel ID
MMSI 244780105
Z3535FS
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Vessel Snapshot
Vessel
WaveWalker 1
Vessel Category
Jack-Up Barge ● Self-Elevating Platform ● Walking Jack-Up Barge
Vessel Operator
WaveWalker BV
MMSI
244780105
Call Sign
PBVH
Flag
The Netherlands
Platform Type
Monohull
Build Year
2012
Class Society
Germanischer Lloyd
Media

Overview
WaveWalker 1 is a dynamic, innovative 8-legged, self-contained walking jack-up, capable of operating safely and effectively in rough seas, surf zones, on beaches, in shallow transition zones and other intertidal locations.

An alternative to self-elevating working platforms (SEWPs), WaveWalker 1 can considerably boost the productivity of marine operations including; geotechnical site investigations, drilling and blasting, trenching, pipeline and cable laying, marine construction, pile installation, offshore wind farm O&M, salvage, intertidal operations and other marine and underwater work.

Traditionally, all these operations require floating equipment or conventional jack-ups that can experience extensive delays due to weather downtime, site access issues caused by shallow water depths, as well as the safety implications of operating floating equipment in nearshore large swell locations. This unique, self-contained walking jack-up has the ability to independently walk in to position without the requirement to float. WaveWalker 1 can ‘step’ over obstacles, meaning that it can be used on beaches and in ecologically sensitive areas.

Our walking jack-up is of sufficient size to support live-aboard applications, dramatically increasing operational productivity and reducing crew change downtime periods. Its ability to relocate without the use of supporting tugs can reduce the project schedule, risk and cost.

The design, construction and operation of WaveWalker 1 is the result of a joint operation between Fugro and Van Oord, and it is owned and operated by their joint venture company WaveWalker BV.

To date, WaveWalker 1 has carried out an extensive variety of operations for marine projects across the globe. From deepening the Suape channel in Brazil, to construction of the aggregated jetty at Hinkley Point C Power Station to cable installation in the North Sea, the WaveWalker 1 is proving to be an invaluable tool to the marine industry.
 
Activities & Capabilities
Accommodation SupportCable InstallationConstruction/InstallationDrillingGeotechnical SurveysNearshore Marine Access SolutionOcean MiningOperations and Maintenance (O&M)Salvage
Current Location
Main Dimensions
Length Overall
32 m
Beam
32 m
Hull Depth
4.5 m
Max Deck Load
8 t/m2
Accommodation
Charterer option for installation of max 32 POB accommodation units – no permanent accommodation onboard
 
Legs & Spudcans
No. Legs
8
Leg Type
Columnar
Leg Length
40 m
Leg Diameter
1.8 m
Deck Machinery & Equipment
Equipment & Machinery
Crane ● Moonpool

Main Crane

Lagendijk LWC900 offshore wire crane

SWL 92.9t @ 8m operating radius

Manriding suitable

Secondary Crane

Lagendijk LKB 13.0/20.0-10.0 knuckle boom crane

SWL 10t @ 4m operating radius

Manriding suitable

Moonpool

17m x 9m (covered if required)

3.7m Ø

 
Projects
Location:
Irish Sea
Project Capacity:
25.2 MW
Location:
Atlantic Ocean
Location:
North Sea
Project Capacity:
600 MW
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Contact Us
Phone
+44 1326 254500