Focal Marine secures design contract for DP3 construction vesselVessel & ROV News // March 21, 2014
Focal Marine's construction vessel design will be a DP3 unit.
A design contract for DP3 offshore construction vessel was recently awarded to Focal Marine & Offshore by a regular client.
The Focal 530 design has a length overall of 115m, diesel-electric propulsion, two offshore cranes, a walk-to-work gangway with active heave compensation, and accommodation for 300 people.
The design has a Safe Return to Port feature as required by the SPS Code, and all cabins have natural light as per MLC 2006 requirement.
In addition, the design includes ABS crew habitability notation (HAB (WB)), and environment-friendly notation, ENVIRO.
The high DP capability is achieved by five thrusters, making the design to be suitable for operation in deep water, such as in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and West Africa.