Van Oord orders rock installation vesselVessel & ROV News // September 2, 2014
Van Oord has ordered a rock installation vessel. Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group Shanghai will build the vessel at its Ningbo yard in China. The vessel will be delivered in 2016.
Vessels of this type are used to provide protection and stabilisation of offshore structures and pipelines, which is one of Van Oord’s main activities for its clients in the oil and gas industry.
The vessel, which will have a DP3 dynamic positioning system, will be suitable for installation of a wide range of rock sizes.
With a deadweight of 14,000 tonnes, a length of 154m and a beam of 28m, the vessel can operate in water depths of more than 6,00 meters. There is accommodation on board for 60 people.
In close cooperation with the Ulstein Group special attention was paid during the design phase to the energy efficiency of the bow and hull. The vessel will have a Green Passport, Clean Ship Notation and Ice Class 1A – PC7.