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    Miclyn Express Offshore lays keel for new PSV series

    Vessel & ROV News // August 21, 2012

    Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has laid thekeelof the first of a new series of 2,000t dwt PSVs at itsBatam-based PT Loh & Loh shipyard.

    MEO initially ordered two vessels of the same design, with the potential to build more in the series at a later date.

    MEO has chosen to build the vessels to fill the gap in the aging and under-invested sub-category of the PSV market.

    Focal Marine was selected as designers for this project and has worked closely with MEO to develop a vessel which is highly versatile to match a diverse market.

    The vessels will use a full Niigata package for propulsion including azimuth drives for main propulsion, which combined with two 10 tonne tunnel thrusters, will provide asolid DP footprint for the vessels when operating in ROV support functions.

    To fully benefit from the opportunities provided by a strong DP configuration, the vessel is also SPS 2008 compliant with a total accommodation for 60 persons and 500m2 of clear deck area space.

    Good capacity for dry bulk and bulk liquids (muds, brine, drill water, fuel) with a dedicated integral tank of 80m3 for methanol is also available.

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