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VAITERE 2

PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECT

Technical assistance, administrative follow-up and superintendence for the jumboisation/modernization and change of class following the purchase in Norway of the vessel With Nord, subsequently renamed VAITERE 2.

Category

Retrofits

CLIENT : TMV

START PROJECT : 08/2022
END PROJECT : 05/2024

MAIN CARACTERISTICS
OF THE SHIP

VESSEL TYPE : General RoRo Cargo
LENGTH OVERALL : 49.99m > 64.99m 
MOULDED BREADTH : 120 m
DRAUGHT (SCANTLING) : 5.0 m
CAPACITY :1239.55 t > 2000t 
MATERIAL : Steel
SERVICE SPEED : 12 knots

OUR MISSIONS

Technical inspection and evaluation during purchasing stage of a secondhand vessel. Consultancy and guidance in the shipowner’s choice regarding future exploitation in French Polynesia.

Writing of the technical requirements specification – definition of the major conversion from technical point of view

Supervision with design team of the different design and engineering stages

Technical interface with subcontractors, vendors, and partners to anticipate the production stages in the future yard.

Technical and commercial visit of several shipyard

Project management until delivery of the vessel in Tahiti

Superintendency during the conversion stages directly in the shipyard

Sea trials management

Exchanges with classification societies for transferring VAITERE 2 from DNV to Bureau Veritas and change of flag for French Flag

Contract management for the repatriation of the VAITERE with our privileged partner.

Supporting the purchase and delivery of the new exploitation material for berth operation in Tahiti

Steps of the project

08/2022
Vessel purchase

Personalized support and guidance of the shipowner in the choice of vessel for future exploitation and operation in les “Iles sous le vent”.

Alwena performed technical evaluations for the purpose of TMV. Final decision was to buy the Norwegian (50m LOA) Cargo vessel With Nord in Trondheim mostly dedicated the fishing activities.

08/2022
Studies for Conversion

Management of different steps for conversion: Feasibility study and Basic Design with one dedicated design team from Croatia.

Main goals were to define the technical and economic impact of the conversion, the jumboisation (+15m) and the new Ro-Ro Ramp meanwhile tweaking the final needs from Shipowner.

In January, the renamed VAITERE 2 vessel arrived in lay-by berth in Le Havre – France.

Decision making and requirements specification are written with the Tahitian crew onboard.

06/2023
Technical and commercial visit of several shipyard

After technical specifications were clarified and consider closed, several visit and discussions in European shipyards were done. Main purpose was to evaluate the capability of shipyard to meet real customer needs, technical capacity in a short time and price.

07/2023
Site supervision, project management and project superintendence

Arrival at the REMONTOWA yard in Gdansk, Poland, selected to carry out the work.

 

Main steps in purpose to support shipowner’s during conversion:
• Production monitoring and control, coordination management and permanent discussion and trading and communication with on the one hand the shipyard and on the other hand shipowners
• Order management, delivery and shipment Schedule and consumables items management.
• Supervision et coordination of crew member and externals subcontractors (repair yard foreman, Marine experts, Class Societies surveyors, etc.)
• Operationnal budget monitoring depending of the shipowner’s decisions
• Technical inspection and evaluation of compliancy with rules of construction
• Discussion and monitoring of the issuance of class and flag certificates before vessel departure.

 

 

29/04/2024
Dock and sea trials

Once the conversion was completed with all brands new equipment installed and class society inspections performed and validated, TMV with Alwena and shipyard performed the sea trials.
In the meantime, the new post-jumboisation performance and maneuverability of the VAITERE 2 were evaluated and verify it is consistent with engineering studies.
At the end of this step, VAITERE 2 received final certificates of class, and prepared for departure.

Credit photo @ Remontowa Shipyard

10/05/2024
Departure of the VAITERE 2

Once ready for departure VAITERE 2 left Gdansk to sail to her new adoption port in Papeete.
The transit is around 60 days, with onboard future Tahitian Crew from TMV supported with our ship manager partner in charge and responsible of the repatriation of the VAITERE 2.

Credit photo @ Remontowa Shipyard

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