COOEC goes for Skipsteknisk for multipurpose subsea construction vesselVessel & ROV News // March 7, 2011
Skipsteknisk's new design for COOEC.
China Offshore Oil Engineering Co Ltd (COOEC), a subsidiary of the state-owned oil company CNOOC, has selected the Norwegian ship designer Skipsteknisk to develop the design of a new multipurpose subsea construction vessel.
The vessel, designated ST-262, will perform deepwater subsea construction work such as heavy lifts with a 400 tonne crane, flexible pipelaying, ROV and SAT dive support and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) for subsea installation, plus anchor handling/mooring.
The vessel will have length of about 140m and beam of about 28m. The vessel is fitted with a 400 tonne offshore crane, 150 men accommodation and anchor handling winch.
Said Skipstekniks: "As for any modern vessel, environmental topics will be emphasized in the design, through installation of SCR catalyst, ballast water treatment system, clean design and optimized hull lines for reduced fuel oil consumption."
The contract award is also seen as a confirmation of the company’s strategy of offering independent design services to clients in Asia. "Being an independent designer Skipsteknisk is able to customize and tailor the design and equipment for optimal functionality and economy, based on the client’s terms," the company said.