Compact Semi-Submersible Lift Vessel 8655

The Damen Compact Semi is designed to perform offshore heavy lift operations and other offshore support tasks with optimised capabilities unusual for a vessel of its size
Compact Semi-Submersible Lift Vessel 8655
Compact Semi Submersible Lift Vessel 8655 Compact Semi-Submersible Lift Vessel 8655 86 282.15 33 108.27 1400 15069.47 90 90 2000 4409245


  1. Column-stabilised platform

    Results in very low vessel motions. As a consequence the vessel has a high operability compared with other vessels of similar size.

  2. Large slot in aft part of the vessel

    Allowing to handle large loads close to the vessel's centre of motions. This further increases the operability in offshore conditions, while keeping the vessel dimensions and costs low.

  3. Own propulsion system and a DP-3 station keeping system

    This results in fast and efficient mobilisation, without any need for auxiliary craft.



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Damen Ship Delivery Services makes sure our customers receive their vessels safely, clean and ready for operation. We offer total care of all logistical services through our worldwide service support network. Our Ship Delivery Services include own keel transport, heavy lift, towage and semi-submersible transport.

As an international shipbuilder Damen has extensive knowledge of each vessel and of transport contracts and conditions, and we have many years’ experience of shipping to distant and remote destinations. In short, our customers benefit from our reliable and competitive shipping solutions.


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To minimise lifecycle costs and to improve a vessel’s performance, it’s crucial to have the right spare parts. Our Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) allows stock control replenishment to be completely automated.



Online parts store

To support our customers on a 24/7 basis, Damen has created an online parts store on our Services Portal Here you can order directly from our online catalogue of spare parts. Our scope of supply is neither limited to Damen-vessels only, nor to the catalogue. If your required parts are not available online, we invite you to make online requests. Your services manager will gladly do what it takes to source the relevant component. With Damen as your partner you can experience the benefits of a one-stop-shop.


Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank

Damen is unique in offering attractive buy-back guarantees for standard vessels from our product range to customers or the financing bank. We know Damen quality means that our vessels have a good value according to market conditions.

By means of its Damen Trading & Chartering desk, Damen is happy to help customers to trade their vessel in when they buy a new vessel, no matter where a vessel has been built.

For over 30 years, the Damen Trading team has built up extensive market knowledge through which they are able to offer their brokerage services, assisting clients to sell their redundant fleet, help them acquire a second-hand vessel or assist with securing a charter.

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All Damen vessels benefit from knowledge gathered during ongoing research programmes within the Group. Damen works alongside world-renowned research institutes such as Delft University of Technology, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research (TNO), as well as other reputable universities and leading maritime companies.



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Deadweight (tonnes) Deadweight (pounds) 8196 18069088

Length (metres) Length (feet) 145.04 475.85

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 26.5 86.94

Draft (metres) Draft (feet) 6.5 21.33

Speed (knots) Speed (mph) 17.2 19.79

Heavy Lift/Load VesselHeavy Lift/Load Vessel

Deadweight (tonnes) Deadweight (pounds) 8196 18069088

Length (metres) Length (feet) 143.1 469.49

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 26.5 86.94

Draft (metres) Draft (feet) 6.5 21.33

Speed (knots) Speed (mph) 17.2 19.79

Heavy Lift/Load Vessel

Water depth (metres) Water depth (feet) 65 213.25

Length (metres) Length (feet) 152.5 500.33

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 50 164.04

Variable load (t) Variable load (pounds) 9600 21164377

Deck area (m2) Deck area (feet2) 4600 49513.99

Jack Up Unit

Water depth (metres) Water depth (feet) 79 259.19

Length (metres) Length (feet) 87 285.43

Beam (metres) Beam (feet) 42 137.8

Variable load (t) Variable load (pounds) 4850 10692420

Deck area (m2) Deck area (feet2) 2200 23680.6

Jack Up Unit


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