In mid August and early September 2015, conversion work and other preparations on McDermott’s North Ocean 102 took place at Theodore Industrial Port. The vessel will soon depart for Brazil. The major undertaking was the disassembling of the existing horizontal carousel with a top hat, transforming it into a basket type configuration with a 2,500-ton capacity. Several other modifications were also completed including a reconfiguration of the helideck, reinstallation of the ROV system, and major alteration to the mezzanine deck.
During the vessel’s stay at the port, major changes were also made to the carousel gangway, access platform, ladders and sidewalks, and the control cabins. Tagging towers and winches were also completed. The conversion of the North Ocean 102 was one of the largest mobilization projects completed at Theodore Industrial Port to date.