Kawasaki to Build High-End Offshore Service Vessel

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 1/28/2014, Location: Europe

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that it has signed a shipbuilding contract with Island Offshore Shipholding LP (Island Offshore) for one vessel to be built according to the Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU) regulations.

Island Offshore, based in Norway, is a company offering a range of complex services to the offshore industry including Light Well Intervention, Subsea Installation and Maintenance, Anchor Handling as well as Logistics and Supply.

The unit is a UT 777 vessel designed by Rolls Royce and Island Offshore in close cooperation. The topside handling equipment will be delivered by National Oilwell. Emphasis has been placed on designing and outfitting the vessel for optimal subsea operations and Island Offshore has built-in experience from operating equivalent units over the last 10 years. The technical features of the vessel are as follows:-

1- To be equipped for Tophole Drilling and may also be adapted for Light Well Intervention services.

2- Enclosed Module Handling Tower to secure a safe and comfortable working environment when operating in harsh conditions.

3- The highest level of positioning capability, powered by the seven thrusters, which is securing more redundancy than the existing similar offshore service vessels.

4- Applying the highest comfort class as an offshore service vessels.

5- Increased dimension compared with the existing similar offshore service vessel Island Offshore is owning.

The Vessel's principal particulars are outlined below.

Length: Approx. 169 m
Molded breadth: 28.0 m
Molded depth: 11.7 m
Positioning Capability: DP3
Class: ICE1B
Accommodation: 91 persons

Kawasaki will build the vessel at its Kobe shipyard and carry out the necessary engineering work for the construction together with Rolls Royce. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2017.

Kawasaki will actively pursue its shipbuilding operations in light of the expected rise in demand for the offshore industry, including various offshore service vessels and offshore structures.

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