SOURCE: Dockwise Ltd

August 07, 2009 11:10 ET

The Mighty Servant 3 Rejoins Dockwise Fleet

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - August 7, 2009) - Dockwise Ltd, announces that, through its subsidiary the fully renewed and reinstated Mighty Servant 3 has rejoined the fleet of Dockwise. The vessel has been under repair at the Grand Bahama Shipyard since January, 2008.

The entire vessel has been rebuilt beginning with the steel hull. New machinery, electrical systems and equipment have been installed to the latest standards and designs, using the original functionality and foot print.

"This is a reinstatement project in a magnitude that has never been performed before - no one has ever taken a vessel submerged in 50 meters of seawater for 5 months and brought her back to service. This has been a very unique project," states Eugène van Dodeweerd, Manager Fleet Supervision Quality & Safety of Dockwise Shipping B.V..

The two Wärtsilä (W12V38A) engines were extracted from the vessel locally, fully dismantled and later shipped in parts to Wärtsilä Netherland's workshop in Zwolle.

The accommodations block was extended by inserting an additional layer to accommodate up to 50 persons including crewmembers, visiting clients and personnel. Additionally all interior elements have been renewed and updated to the most modern standards.

"The Mighty Servant 3 will be available to serve customers to the highest operational and safety standards for transport, installation and logistical management projects in the future. The return of this vessel to the fleet is a turning point in reinstatement history." André Goedée, Chief Executive Officer of Dockwise Ltd.

About Dockwise Ltd / Dockwise Group

Dockwise Ltd. has a workforce of more than 1200 people both offshore and onshore. The company is the leading marine contractor providing total transport services to the offshore, onshore and yachting industries as well as installation services of extremely heavy offshore platforms. The Group is headquartered in Bermuda with amongst others operational offices in Breda, The Netherlands. The Group's main commercial offices are located in The Netherlands, the United States, China, Korea, Australia, Brasil and Nigeria. The Dockwise Yacht Transport business unit is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale and has offices in France and Italy. The Dockwise Shipping network is supported by agents in Japan, Singapore, Spain, Norway, Argentina and Italy.

To support all of its services to customers, the group also has three additional engineering centers in Houston, Breda and Shenzen, manufactures specific motion reduction equipment such as LMU (Leg Mating Units) and DMU (Deck Mating Units) and owns a fleet of 20 purpose build semi-submersible vessels.

Dockwise shares are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under ticker DOCK.

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