Ice class PSV Troms Arcturus deliveredVessel & ROV News // February 4, 2014
Troms Offshore Supply reports that Troms Offshore Fleet 2 AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Troms Offshore Supply AS, a Tidewater Company, has taken delivery of its newbuild no 817 at Vard Aukra shipyard in Norway.
A naming ceremony was held in Bergen on 31 January and the ship was named Troms Arcturus.
Troms Arcturus is a clean design diesel-electric PSV that is 94.5m long with a breadth of 21m, with a free deck area of 1,170m2 and a deadweight of 5,660 tonnes. The vessel is hence one of the largest PSVs operating in Norway.
The new vessel is of the Vard PSV 07 design and is a larger version of the proven PSV 09 design.
Troms Arcturus is an environmentally-friendly ship with focus on low fuel consumption and reduced emission of greenhouse gases. The vessel is arranged for rapid response operations, including rescue of personnel and oil recovery operations.
The ship is prepared for winterized operations, including the class notations ICE C and DEICE.
Troms Arcturus will enter a long term contract with Statoil. The ship will primarily be positioned for operations in the North Sea and in the Barents Sea.