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Initially, during the beginning of the 1990s ship repairs were predominant in the Remontowa’s operations. After a successful conversion of Polish ferry in 1992, more and more conversions orders appeared. Around that time Remontowa S.A. also started to build more ships, while before newbuildings were more incidental and rare (see details in the “newbuilding” section on this web page).

At that time we also converted i.a. train ferry Petersburg (ex. Mukran) into car passenger ferry as well as several other ferries (Queen of Scandinavia, Princess of Scandinavia, Prince of Scandinavia, Admiral of Scandinavia, Dana Anglia) for DFDS. 

In 2000 we faced a unique technical challenge turning two of ro-ro vessels, Lodbrog and Prerow into cable layers, which went into operation in early 2002.
In 2002 and 2005 we also successfully accomplished conversion projects of large car – passenger ferries Dana Sirena (DFDS), Mecklenburg Vorpommern (Scandlines), Peter Vessel (Color Line) and Stena Baltica (Stena Line) which allowed us to gather invaluable experience useful in executing further such projects.

Following previous experience with conversion of passenger ferries and ro-pax vessels, in 2006 – 2007 we made another step into ferries conversion market. Conversion contract with Finnlines included vessels: Finntrader and Finnpartner, both combi – roro type, and resulted in increased passenger and cargo capacity, as well as achieving SOLAS and SMA requirements.
 
Nowadays, the shipyard is widely known for its activity in conversion of various ships, specializing generally in conversions of:
  • merchant vessels, such as ro-ro units, car – passenger or cargo ferries and fishing vessels
  • tankers and other vessels operating in the offshore oil and gas industry
Remontowa S.A. is active particularly in the offshore market performing such works as conversions of conventional tankers into:
  • shuttle tankers with bow loading systems
  • FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading) vessels
  • heavy – lift vessels
  • well stimulation vessels
The scope of work also includes installation of:
  • double- hulls on tankers
  • submerged turret loading (STL) systems on FSU
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) recovery systems on tankers
One good example is a new generation VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) recovery system. Such plants have so far been installed at Remontowa S.A. on several tankers operated mainly by Norwegian companies. The VOC recovery system prevents Volatile Organic Compounds from being released to atmosphere during tanker cargo handling operations.
Also numerous Knutsen OAS owned tankers have been converted into shuttle tankers and have had KVOC (Knutsen Volatile Organic Compounds recovery systems) installed at our yard.

We can even say, that conversion of "regular" crude carriers into shuttle tankers has become one of the prime specialties of Remontowa S.A. Every year several conventional tankers are being changed into shuttle units for renown Owners. Just to mention, in 2011, Windsor Knutsen was redelivered to her operator – Knutsen OAS Shipping, after being converted at Remontowa S.A. from suezmax tanker to one of the world’s largest shuttle tankers (on the picture below).



The yard has already converted numerous conventional crude tankers, both aframax and handy size into shuttle tankers.

It is worth mentioning that Remontowa S.A. delivered a FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) unit to Norwegian company for use offshore Brazil already in 2007. Teekay Petrojarl ASA operates FPSO Petrojarl Cidade De Rio Das Ostras (on the photo below) converted from Russian tanker Che Guevara on the Siri Field in Brazil for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).



In our track record we have also successfully converted two crude oil tankers into heavy lift vessels in 2006 for Norwegian owner Awilco Heavy Transport. The vessels have been shortened by 44 m and new main deck has been fabricated and installed about 8 m below previous one. Necessary hull modifications and reinforcements as well as new tank layout including raised forecastle deck and stern ballast tanks have been installed. After conversion vessels left Remontowa as Willift Eagle (on the picture below) and Willift Falcon.



In 2013, the Aberdeen home-ported and UK flagged shuttle tanker Siri Knutsen was prepared for a pilot project that she would carry out for Statoil and partners on the Snorre offshore oilfield. In fact she was converted into a new role by Remontowa S.A. In result Siri Knutsen has become what might be called the world's largest well stimulation vessel (WSV) so far, while retaining its shuttle tanker capabilities (on the picture below Siri Knutsen after conversion departing from Remontowa S.A.).




Please, find some examples of a wide range of ship conversions we have undertaken in the download section as well as in the news category on this web page.

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