The construction of new offshore support vessel was begun in Remontowa Shipbuilding. on January 10, 2012. It will be the first vessel from the series of three units contracted in August last year. The vessels will be built for one of the biggest Owners operating in the North Sea – Gulf Offshore N.S. from Aberdeen belonging to Gulf Offshore from USA.
The vessel will be able to fulfill the general demands of the offshore industry as carriage of liquid mud, dry bulk and other general cargo on open deck. The vessel is designed for normal supply services between shore base, drilling sites and other ships as well as for Firefighting and Oil Recovery operations.
Over 1000 m2 working deck area as well as 5100 DWT ranks this unit between the biggest platform supply vessels. This modern vessel will be equipped with in Diesel Electric Propulsion consisting of four main generating sets giving total 6800 kWe. IMO Class 2 dynamic positioning system allows operations even in the most difficult weather conditions. Contractual speed – 14 knots is the next advantage of this vessel.
The vessel will be operated by 40-persons crew accommodated in 28 cabins. She will meet the highest standards of Classification Societies required for operating in the North Sea. The vessel will have “CLEAN DESIGN” certificate and so-called “GREEN PASSPORT”. This document confirms ecological origin of materials used for vessel’s construction.
After the completion of vessel’s construction, advanced sea trials will be carried out. Then the vessel will be ready to operate in North Sea area.
REMONTOWA SHIPBUILDING S.A. is the well-known supplier of offshore support vessels. During recent ten years, the 23 modern, multipurpose offshore vessels have been built in the shipyard. In the first quarter of this year two modern vessels will be delivered to the Owner from Singapore – the Owner who has decided to build his vessels in Europe for the first time. Platform Supply Vessels are the main products of Remontowa Shipbuilding and Remontowa Group. Orders for these vessels are the biggest part of order book for 2013. It allows stable development of Shipyard and Subcontractors giving over one thousand five hundreds work places in region of Gdańsk.
Worth to underline is fact that conceptual design as well as technical documentation is made by one of the leaders of the project market – Polish MMC Ship Design & Consulting Office. The contract for the construction of two vessels is supposed to be extended. Remontowa Shipbuilding SA together with MMC carry out another, new project for the same client.
Apart of the above mentioned Platform Supply Vessels Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. is realizing the contract for four modern LNG ferries for Norwegian Owner and another Platform Supply Vessels for American and other Owners.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, January 17, 2012; Image: remontowa