Niestern Sander Ship Repair welcomes mv Helge
16 November 2022
Ship repair

Niestern Sander Ship Repair welcomes mv Helge

On Tuesday morning 15th November the mv Helge arrived at the repair yard of Niestern Sander in Delfzijl. Here, the general cargo vessel managed by MF Shipping in Delfzijl, will be repaired in the upcoming months. Following a collision with another vessel in the German Bight, the mv Helge has serious (water) damage.

Damage repair tender proces

After a damage repair tender process, Royal Niestern Sander was awarded the repair contract and subcontracted the towing of the Helge from Esbjerg to Delfzijl to Wagenborg Towage. The tug ‘Eems Wrestler’ from Amasus Shipping in Delfzijl was hired to tow the vessel to its homeport for repairs. All in all a unique combination of work involving four maritime companies situated in Delfzijl in the North of the Netherlands.

Scope ship repair project

The scope of the repair project at the Niestern Sander shipyard will comprise of a.o.:

  • replacing and/or repairing all components in the engine room
  • renew all electrical installations in the engine room, accommodation and bridge
  • renew the complete HVAC system
  • various steel repairs on the vessel including  hatches, coaming, hull, bridge wing, funnel and deck areas
  • renew the main part of the interior of the accommodation
  • renew the complete bridge including new desks and nautical equipment

All in all, a major repair job that will start immediately at arrival. Depending on the delivery times of various installations and components the Helge is expected to be ready again around the summer of 2023.

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