SALZBURG, Austria – Tidewater USA has contracted Turkish shipbuilder Tersan Shipyard for a new multi-purpose platform supply vessel, designed for arctic operations.
The Tidewater subsidiary Norwegian Troms Offshore Supply Group will operate the vessel. The company also has an option for the yard to build three more vessels of a similar compact design with a high deadweight, to provide maximum cargo capacity.
Other features include fuel consumption and operability in cold climate conditions according to the DNV DE-ICE class. This notation includes requirements for maintaining safety and vessel operability in ice, under icing conditions, and at low temperatures.
Palfinger NED-DECK is providing one PRH 35 H davit for the vessel, fitted with a shock absorber, a wave-compensated winch and ice kit package for operation in icing conditions.
Palfinger Boats is supplying an aluminum Fast Rescue Boat (FRC) equipped to carry 10 persons according to SOLAS regulations. The FRC also features two Steyr 190 hp coupled to Hamilton 213 water jets, ensuring a top speed above 40 knots.