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    ARV1 accommodation vessel en route to Angola

    Vessel & ROV News // June 14, 2011

    The Board of Equinox Offshore Accommodation Limited (Equinox) recently announced that the accommodation vessel ARV1 is en route to Block 15, offshore Angola. 
     
    The company said it believes that the market for is "unique" accommodation and repair vessels (ARVs) is strong and that there is a growing market.

    To position itself to take advantage of this, the company has reorganized its technical, project execution and operations organization in addition to employing a Director of Business Development with significant experience in the offshore accommodation business.
     
    The company said intends to provide vessels to meet specific market demands in two different segments going forward.

    The Equinox Offshore offshore fleet, commencing with ARV1, provides a DP accommodation, logistics, works scope and safety hub to support deepwater operations across the field spectrum.

    The DP2(+) ARVs combine safe personnel transfer via dynamic gangway, high quality offshore accommodation, project management facilities and extensive onboard operational support. The vast storage and workshop capacity allows the vessels to be configured to suit project requirements for laydown, prefabrication, hot work, assembly, organization of work packages and other required work scopes.

    The Equinox Offshore coastal fleet, commencing with ARV2, provides a moored accommodation, logistics, works scope and safety hub to support shallow water, coastal and land based operations for oil and gas, windfarm, mining, emergency relief and onshore construction operations.

    The moored ARVs combine safe personnel transfer via a range of options including dynamic gangway and crewboat transfer platform. The vessels offer high quality accommodation, project management facilities and extensive onboard operational support.

    Again, the vast storage and workshop capacity allows the vessels to be configured to suit project requirements for laydown of stores and equipment, prefabrication, hot work, assembly, organization of work packages and other required work scopes. As with the deep water vessels, the coastal crane design facilitates the transfer of equipment to and from the ARV without relying on local infrastructure.

     

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