MV MAENDELEO has departed from SECO shipyard following a six-week programme of maintenance and repairs together with her first Special Survey. Her equipment includes an active heave compensated ROV with state-of-the-art survey equipment and a 200 kW mass flow excavation tool for the removal of seabed materials.
MAENDELEO underwent a comprehensive programme of maintenance, surveys and testing spending a total of 28 days in drydock. Of the many activities that took place, the most complex with regard to the vessel itself was the refurbishment of the moon pool doors. These were lowered and supported on the floor of the drydock in order to undergo extensive maintenance, including the replacement of the main bearings. The unexpected and large scale of the machining work required made this a very challenging job to carry out within the original time allowed
Other activities included the overhaul of all the thrusters together with the forward anchor winches and a wide range of other tasks relating to the water lines, fall pipes, ROV transport and storage, and other equipment.