ABS to class newbuild construction vesselsVessel & ROV News // March 6, 2014
ABS has been selected by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore to class two next-generation offshore construction vessels (OCVs).
The Ulstein SX165 design vessels, ordered through Island Ventures II LLC, will be built at Ulstein Verft in Norway and Edison Chouest's LaShip yard in Houma, Louisiana, in the US.
The OCVs will be 145.7m long with a breadth of 28m with accommodation for 200 people. They will be equipped with a 400 tonne crane and one 140 tonne crane, a large moonpool measuring 11.2 x 12 m, and two smaller moonpools with remotely operated vehicle installed in a centrally located hangar.
The vessels haave three separate engine rooms to provide extreme operational reliability.
Health, safety and the environment have been fully considered in the development of this design. The vessels design provides for crew comfort and safety in accordance with international regulation ILO Maritime Labour Convention and features four lifeboats, two on each side. In addition, the vessels are equipped with SCR catalyst systems for NOx emission reduction.