Rotra Vente makes first delivery after modifications
Following the upgrade completion on the Rotra Mare, Holland Shipyards Group has completed the upgrade of its sister vessel, the Rotra Vente. Amasus commissioned upgrades at the end of last year, and the vessel arrived at Holland Shipyards Group facilities at Hardinxveld-Giessendam.
After undergoing changes that have readied it for the next generations of windmill equipment, the Rotra Vente performed her first voyage with nacelles to Rotterdam.
Over five years ago, the freight forwarding and logistics specialist deugro completed a unique transportation concept that included tailor-made transportation vessels with a special roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) function: The sister vessels Rotra Mare and Rotra Vente. Since then, both vessels have successfully supported the offshore logistics value chain of Siemens Gamesa, with total operations numbering approximately 640 voyages in northern Europe and more than 1,300 port calls.
In 2021 and 2022, both vessels went to the shipyard for modification. The Rotra Mare has become wider and longer to feature an overall length of 152.70 meters. This will enable the vessel to transport 12 blades with a maximum length of 97 meters or nine blades of 108 meters in length.
The Rotra Vente now has a new overall width of 23.6 meters, which enables it to the transport seven new 11-megawatt Siemens Gamesa nacelles. Also, its characteristic cover or the garage has been removed and pontoons have been welded to the vessel.
In its latest quarterly market report, deugro said the modifications of the vessels are a clear demonstration of its commitment to meeting future client requirements in order to successfully develop and consolidate the business relationship between Siemens Gamesa and deugro. Furthermore, this is one of the unique identifiers in shaping the new tomorrow within project logistics and freight forwarding.