Axis Offshore orders a second harsh environment flotelVessel & ROV News // September 20, 2013
Axis Offshore has ordered the company’s second semi-submersible flotel, Axis Vega.
Axis Vega is the second in a series of up to four flotels to be built at Cosco Shipyard. Axis Vega is expected to be delivered year-end 2015. The sister vessel, Axis Nova, has been under construction at Cosco Shipyard since August 2012 and will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015.
The newbuildings are targeted for the strong demand for modern flotels to operate in the harsh environment of the North Sea, especially in the Norwegian and UK sector with emphasis on high safety standards and comfortable solutions for offshore accommodation for up to 500 crew and guests.
Axis Nova and Axis Vega are based on the GM500A design in compliance with Norwegian rules. The flotels have 11.5 meter operational air-gap, dynamic positioning systems (DP3) as well as mooring to enable year-round operability in the North Sea.