Date 10 August 2018
Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia has delivered the Apollo self-propelled jack-up vessel to GeoSea for multi-purpose roles including the offshore wind industry.
Apollo is the first self-propelled platform built in Uljanik and the first highly sophisticated ship of this type built in Croatia. It has a top speed op 11.92 knots and has 106.8-metre legs that will allow it to work at water depths of up to 70 metres. It is 89.32 metres long, 42 metres wide and has a deadweight of 5196.2 tonnes, the shipyard said. Appllo offers accommodation for ninety people.
The design, construction and technologial performance of the legs were among the key elements of which Uljanik was chosen to build the vessel. Because of the required features and functionality, the construction of the platform legs was a challenge. Uljanik shipyard formed a special team to complete this part of the ship.
Photograph: Uljanik Shipyard