Focal Marine & Offshore, a Singapore/Shanghai based OSV designer, has won a design contract for a DP-3 Offshore Construction Vessel (OCV) from one of their regular clients.
FOCAL 530 design has a high DP capability, which is achieved by five thrusters, enabling the design to be suitable for operation in deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, West Africa etc.
The other pieces of equipment characteristic for this design are diesel electric DP-3 propulsion, two offshore cranes and one walk-to-work AHC gangway.
The vessel, built according to this design, encompassing a length of 115m, will be able to accommodate a crew of 300 people.
The design complies with the latest regulations including SPS 2008 and MLC 2006.
This design also features ABS crew habitability notation of HAB (WB), and environment-friendly notation of ENVIRO.
Focal Marine & Offshore, March 20, 2014