MONACO -- SBM Offshore has contracted Keppel Singmarine for detailed design and construction of a multi-purpose diving support and construction vessel.
The ship - a MT-6024 design from Marin Teknikk in Norway - will be built to DNV rules and international regulations. It will have a DP-3 system and a 12-man saturation diving system operable in up to 300 m (984 ft) water depth.
It will also feature a large storage/construction area on the upper deck, while the main deck is kept unobstructed for anchor handling equipment.
A 250-metric ton (275-ton) knuckle boom crane and an active heave-compensated 150-mt (165-t) winch will facilitate offshore construction and installations in water depths of up to 1,500 m (4,921 ft). Operations will be supported by one work-class and one observation-class ROV.
The vessel should be delivered during 2Q 2013.
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