CIMC Raffles has secured an order from a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norshore Holdings AS to build a multi-purpose Drillship.
In addition, Norshore has options to build up to three similar drillships.
The vessel will be of Marin Teknikk’s MT6028 design. The MT6028 is an advanced drillship developed for Top-hole drilling, Subsea Construction and Installation.
Marin Teknikk has been cooperating closely with Norshore to create a functional and safe ship, which also follows up the new generation of environment-friendly, modern and advanced multifunctional drilling vessels.
The design emphasizes the reduced fuel consumption together with latest environmentally diesel electric technology with reduced exhaust emission, and large cargo capacity on deck and high capacity also below deck. The vessel will be built according to Det Norske Veritas class DnV 1A1 – Ship-Shaped Drilling Unit (N).
The vessel will have a length of 156,6 meters and a breadth of 28 meters, accommodation for 110 persons, drilling rig with lifting capacity for more than 600 tons plus arrangement for operation of 2 ROV’s (remote controlled subsea robots), for operations down to 3000 meters depth.
The drillship is scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2016.
Press Release, January 17, 2014