Emerson Process Management to supply ballast controls

Emerson Process Management has been chosen to supply to supply control systems that will help maintain stability and structural integrity of the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy transport vessel.

Operated by Dockwise, the Dockwise Vanguard (pictured below) is designed for heavy marine transport and offshore dry docking, enabling oil and gas operators to design and build larger and heavier offshore structures such as Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.

Because of the Dockwise Vanguard’s loading capacity of up to 110,000 metric tonnes and its bowless design, it is now possible to fabricate these megastructures and load and transport them intact to remote offshore wells or production sites.

Emerson will supply a comprehensive ballast control system, which is responsible for helping the Dockwise Vanguard submerge and rise with stability and integrity. The Dockwise Vanguard will also use Emerson’s Smart Wireless technology to measure and transmit tank level data to the wheelhouse.