Casco Offshore opts for USOS accommodation vessel designVessel & ROV News // May 6, 2014
Casco Enabler will have an internal atrium to provide natural light.
Ulstein Sea of Solutions (USOS) has been awarded a design contract for CASCO Enabler, a high specification DP3, 800 POB monohull accommodation vessel. The contract was awarded by Casco Offshore, a specialized accommodation subsidiary of the TMA Group.
Ulstein said careful attention has been paid to the CAPEX, OPEX and technical aspects of the design, including safety, high performance station keeping, crew comfort and logistics on board.
"Developing CASCO Enabler jointly with CASCO Offshore in a very open and constructive dialogue, has resulted in a unique design for this market segment," said Bram Lambregts, Marketing & Sales Manager at USOS.
Drawing on many years of experience in the accommodation sector, the vessel has been designed to provide a natural flow for personnel from their work to home environments, and for the most efficient logistics with respect to services and supplies.
The vessel is unique by having isolated, separated areas for accommodation, common areas and work areas. It features an internal atrium providing for daylight in almost all of the cabins, and will have European standard fit out in all accommodation areas.
Comfort for all personnel on board is further increased by having a free standing funnel stack completely physically removed from the accommodation, hence avoiding structurally induced noise. "These are all unique comfort features," said Ulstein, noting that the vessel meets DNV Comfort Class notation.
The vessel will be equipped with a telescopic gangway to facilitate safe and comfortable personnel transfer to platforms. An offshore crane with a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes @ 16m is located at the starboard aft quarter.
The crane foundation and integration in the vessel hull has already been prepared for future upgrade to up to a 500 tonne crane, including space allocation in the vessel lay-out for an anti-heeling system. The vessel also features a fire-fighting system equivalent to FiFi 1 class.
Main dimensions of the vessel are:
Loa 144.6 m
Lpp 138.8 m
Beam (moulded) 33.0 m
Depth (main deck) 18.9 m
Operating draught 7.0 m
Service speed 12 kn
Installed power 6 x 4,750 kW
Complement 800 persons.