Saltwater Engineering was contracted by Damen for the engineering of several foundations for new machinery, the engineering of structural adjustments and providing the production- and demolition drawings.
Challenging project / Limited workspace
On board of this vessel a new Air Handling Unit and a compressor skid had to be placed. Due to the limited space on board and the size of the AHU and compressor skid it was a challenging project. Two engineers went to the vessel and had to measure the whole area where the machinery would be placed. For the AHU and compressor skid a foundation had to be designed.
The challenging part of this project was to create a foundation that did not clash with the existing structure, piping and electrical components. To place the AHU in the designated area, some structural modifications had to be done. A bulkhead had to be removed, knees and stiffeners had to be redesigned. Therefore some FEM models were made to make sure the structure was sufficient enough to withstand the loads.
The Hydra is a diving support vessel that was built in 1992 and is sailing under the flag of Netherlands. The crew of the support vessel clean up explosives in the Dutch waters and are responsible for the underwater maintenance of Dutch navy vessels.