In March 2014, Core served as a shore base for Hereema Marine Contractors and their newest vessel — the deepwater construction vessel (DCV) Aegir. This was the Aegir’s first port call in the U.S. on its maiden voyage from the Netherlands. It was designed for use on complex oil and gas infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra-deep water. Core’s team supported demobilization and storage of heavy reels and other project equipment.
The Aegir was at port for two weeks while Core provided assistance for remote operated vessels as well as welding. This particular vessel can be configured to support various types of projects, such as laying umbilicals and collecting umbilicals. Our team provided support for demobilizing equipment that was not necessary for the Aegir’s next assignment using our heavy-lift capabilities and supported configuration of the vessel once that equipment was offloaded and stored.
Core is equipped with the facilities and space to store equipment, long-term or short-term, while providing preservation and maintenance. The Aegir redocked in fall 2014 after deployment to the Gulf of Mexico. Core assisted Heerema in reloading the stored equipment back onto the vessel.
The Aegir will be returning to Core’s private port facility in 2017.