Navis Engineering has completed work on its latest project involving fast-growing Singaporean offshore specialist Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO), following the commissioning of the DP2 system on board the 70m ROV and diving support vessel Resolution. After successful sea trials and a christening ceremony at the Keppel Marina, Singapore, the vessel has departed for Indonesia, on a three-year charter to Seascape Surveys.
For Navis, the project follows quickly after its supply of the DP2 system onboard MEO Ranger, a 65m length platform supply vessel now operating in the Persian Gulf.
The Seascape charter agreement called for modifications to Resolution, with the newbuild lengthened by 6m during construction at the MEO Batam Shipyard. Enhancements included a mezzanine deck extension and installation of a crane, two (2) ROV generators, a moon pool, air compressor and A-frame, additional PRS (Tout wire and HPR).
The Navis Nav DP 4000 System installed on Resolution ensures high accuracy station keeping and outstanding reliability, based on the DP control redundancy offered by an independent back-up joystick station. In addition to standard for DP2 features (Auto positioning, Auto heading, Consequence and Capability analysis, power monitoring function, etc.), the system features Target Following mode capability to augment dive and remotely operated underwater vehicle support capabilities. In this mode, the system follows the target or moves the vessel within a predefined range around the target selected (whether that is another vessel or structure, or another ROV).
Target Following mode also allows the ROV to hold a current ship heading when following. The vessel position is automatically controlled in this mode according to the relative position of the vessel and one or multiple target(s).
The latest project reflects the strategic investment made by Navis in establishing operations in Singapore two years ago. The Singapore office has also taken responsibility for overseeing relations with shipbuilders throughout South East Asia, with current projects including work in Vietnam.
NAVIS, December 20, 2013