Simon Møkster orders new vessel at Simek

Vessel & ROV News - June 6, 2012

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Simon Møkster in Norway has increased its focus on the subsea market by ordering a newbuild designed for ROV work, survey, diving and light construction. In addition, the vessel will be able to provide services to the growing offshore windfarm market.

The vessel has been designed by Multi Maritime AS in Førde and is designated MM85 MSV. It will be built at Simek Shipyard at Flekkefjord in Norwat and is further development of the vessels Atlantis Dweller and Stril Explorer, which were delivered in 2010/2011. Atlantis Dweller has been sold to Fugro RUE, whilst the Stril Explorer is 100 per cent owned by Møkster. Stril Explorer was awarded a one year contract, including two annual options, with Hallin Marine, in May 2012.

The MM85 MSV has the following main parameters:
• Length: 85.45m
• Breadth: 18.00m
• Accommodation: 90 persons, SPS code
• Efficient logistics and facilities for management of subsea operations
• DPII with diesel electric propulsion
• Helideck
• 60 tonne active heave compensated crane (2,000m), 10 tonne whip line (2,000m) and 10 tonne deck crane.

The vessel will also have a large WROV/diving hangar, two decks (shelter and main deck) with an area of 1,175m2, shallow draft for operations close to shore, and a a focus on the working environment on board, with the engines placed aft on ship to reduce noise

Good stationkeeping will be ensured by two azimuthing and one tunnel thruster in the bow.

The newbuild will be delivered in May 2014.


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