On Behalf of Wärtsilä Ship Design, previous called SCHIFFKO GmbH Berend Pruin was inventor of the patent called large Working Vessel/Atrium Deckhouse
As a working vessel in the context of the invention, for example, research vessels, drilling ships, exploration vessels or floating platforms are to be regarded. All these floating units have in common that they are capable of carrying out certain activities, e.g. in the research, exploration or development area.
The innovative basic concept
The invention relates to a work vessel with ship superstructures, which are divided into several, superimposed decks. Furthermore, such a work vessel could have a moonpool and or just a chamber extending upwards.
German /European Patent are available under EP-Patent Nr. 08 003 047.1