Siem Offshore awards Installation Support Vessel construction contract to FjellstrandVessel & ROV News // October 11, 2012
Siem Offshore in Norway has entered into a shipbuilding contract with Fjellstrand AS.
The contract is for the construction of an Installation Support Vessel, and includes as option for an additional vessel. The associated gross project cost for the first vessel, ready for operation, is approximately US$55 million. The firm vessel is scheduled for delivery in March 2014.
The vessel will have an overall length of 74m and a beam of 17m and will be equipped with cranes, accommodation for 60 persons and an active heave compensated gangway-based offshore transfer system. This will allow safe transfer of personnel to fixed and floating structures.
The vessel will be used for operations in the offshore renewables market and within the offshore oil and gas market with regard to installation, repair, maintenance and general service duties.
Siem Offshore's new vessel will be of Ulstein SX 163 X-Bow design with a diesel-electric propulsion system and with two Voith Schneider Rudder ECS propeller units, ensuring exceptional performance with respect to fuel efficiency, seakeeping and stationkeeping, and speed.