More work from Heerema for USOSVessel & ROV News // October 7, 2010
Having developed the concept and basic design for Heerema’s new monohull vessel, Dutch based Ulstein Sea of Solutions (USOS) has also been awarded the detailed engineering of the vessel with the selected shipyard, DSME of Korea.
In February 2010 Ulstein Sea of Solutions was contracted by Heerema to design their new deepwater construction vessel, for which a LOI was signed between Heerema and DSME mid July 2010.
On August 24th the LOI was turned into a building contract with DSME for the design, construction, testing, commisioning and delivery of this impressive vessel.
"Designs for deepwater construction vessels are an important focus area for Ulstein Group, and we are very pleased that Heerema selected Ulstein Group for designing this state-of-the-art vessel”, said Tore Ulstein, head of Design & Solutions area at Ulstein Group.
The self-propelled DP3 vessel is a customised version of the Ulstein SOC 5000 design. The Heerema vessel features a revolving heavy lift capability of 4,000 tonnes, deepwater lowering equipment up to 3,500m and a pipelay tower for J-lay and Reel-lay operations via a moonpool.
The hull configuration is specially designed for fast transit speeds and optimum motion characteristics in operation. The vessel has 2 x 6,500kW and 4 x 3,200kW thrusters allowing for a transit speed of 12-14 knots.