Island Performer deliveredVessel & ROV News // July 10, 2014
Island Performer is due to start work with FTO Services.
The subsea vessel Island Performer has been delivered to Norwegian shipowner Island Offshore. The flexible, riserless light well intervention/inspection, maintenance and repair (RLWI/IMR) vessel is set to start work with FTO Services in the Gulf of Mexico.
“The vessel is customised to suit the scope of work in the FTO contract, in which RLWI and IMR are the main tasks. She is able to perform operations at depths down to 3,000m," said Håvard Ulstein, Managing Director of Island Offshore. “However, the very first assignment will be for the RogFast connection in Norway, in which the scope of work will be to investigate the sea bottom.”
“A large intervention tower is placed over the 8m by 8 main moonpool," he explained. "She is equipped with a 250-tonne active heave-compensated offshore crane with a below-deck winch, and carries two work-class ROVs, one to be launched through a dedicated moonpool and the other over the starboard side.”
The new vessel has dynamic positioning to DP standard with DNV GL class notation DYNPOS AUTRO. Operability in DYNPOS AUTR (DP2) operational mode is maximised via an ‘Operation+’ feature with a three-way split of the main machinery. "This set-up allows the vessel to retain system integrity and to continue operations uninterruptedly even after a substantial single system failure," said Mr Ulsein.