Trouble free upgrades and retrofit​​​​​​​

VIKING is a proven and trusted provider of retrofit solutions for both conventional and freefall lifeboat installations. Our extensive experience allows us to generate engineering solutions which are manufactured and installed to aggressive timescales.

Operators can upgrade or replace obsolete equipment (due to age or out of date compliance) with minimum working impact and confidence that VIKING will meet project objectives.

Installations are completed both onshore and offshore, with our site specialists working along-side operator personnel every step of the way.

Take a look at some of the upgrade and retrofit projects we have carried out.



Conventional lifeboat offshore replacement

An efficient replacement of a conventional lifeboat on a fixed platform in Norway. 

Retrofit 1.A Conventional Lifeboat Offshore Replacement


Replacement of conventional lifeboat davits

In this project, we replaced conventional lifeboat davits on a Norwegian jack-up vessel.


  • Onshore replacement of pivoting davits
  • Upgrade to NORSOK R-002
  • Removal of existing structure by helicopter
  • Instruction of new davits and existing boats
  • Introduction of remote simultaneous hook
Retrofit 2.B Replacement Of Conventional Lifeboat Davits


Addition of free-fall lifeboat and davit

On this offshore FPSO we added a free-fall lifeboat and davit to increase capacity onboard.

Retrofit 3.B Offshore Fpso Addition Of Free Fall Lifeboat And Davit


Replacement of free-fall lifeboat in existing davit

On this UK offshore fixed platform, we replaced a free-fall lifeboat in an existing davit.


  • No steel modification, custom boat dimension
  • Onshore approval including drop testing
  • Achieve UK HSE rules, 98 kg per person
Retrofit 4. Replacement Of Free Fall Lifeboat In Existing Davit


Free-fall lifeboat replacement

Replacement of a free-fall lifeboat on a Norwegian offshore fixed platform.


  • New slideway installed offshore
  • New 60-person free-fall lifeboat
  • Boat pre-tested onshore
  • DNVGL-ST-E406 compliance
Retrofit 5. Free Fall Lifeboat Replacement

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