Helicopter Refueling systems Maritime

Helicopter refueling system for NERC Polar Research Vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough

RRS Sir David Attenborough is the first British-built polar research vessel with a helideck to open up new locations for science and will be one of the most sophisticated floating research laboratories operating in the polar regions. For optimal usage of the helicopter, Sypack designed a compact helicopter refueling system. 

Maximum engineering – minimal plot space 

The helicopter refuelling system consists of three tanks, a pump skid and a dispenser skid. On vessels like this every centimeter of available space has an assigned purpose. To enable an optimal use of the available space, Sypack designed the helicopter refuelling system as compact as possible. In contrast to the more common design, where the pump skid and tanks are placed next to each other, the pump skid is placed on top of the defuel tank. 

Safe and secure refueling system

To ensure safe operation, the complete system is designed and built according to cap 437 and Lloyds requirements. To assure seamless integration and guarantee reliability, our specialized commissioning engineers will install the helicopter refueling system on location. 

About RRS Sir David Attenborough

The 129 metre long RRS Sir David Attenborough will operate in both Antarctica and the Arctic and will be able to endure up to 60 days in sea-ice to enable scientists to gather more observations and data.

The polar research ship is scheduled to come into operation in 2019.