Bergen Group BMV to build construction vessel for North Sea ShippingVessel & ROV News // June 8, 2012
Bergen Group BMV in Norway has signed a contract with North Sea Shipping AS, a subsidiary of North Sea Shipping Holding AS, for the construction of a large construction vessel.
The value of the contract is NKr 1 billion, including options for some additional equipment. The contract is the largest single contract ever awarded to Bergen Group's shipbuilding division.
The ship is scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2014, and will be chartered by a major international subsea company.
The deal also includes and option for construction of a similar vessel planned for delivery in late 2014. The contract is signed, subject to financing.
The contract is for the construction of a an offshore construction vessel with facilities for laying flexible pipe and cables. The ship has a length of 142m, beam of 27m and a accommodation for 120 people.
The vessel is a ST-261 from naval architects Skipsteknisk, whoa re based in Ålesund, Norway.
The ship will have a DP3 dynamic positioning system, and an offshore crane with a lifting capacity of 400 tonnes. The crane will be able to work to a depth of 3,000m.
The ship will also have two work-class ROVs and around 2,000m2 of deck space.