Marin Teknikk design for Maersk Supply ServiceVessel & ROV News // September 3, 2014
Marin Teknikk in Norway has provided more details about the subsea vessels that Maerk Supply Service recently ordered based on one of its designs.
Marin Teknikk recently entered into an agreement with Cosco (Dalian) Shipyards Co Ltd for a design package for four large multifunction subsea support vessels plus options for an additional pair of vessels.
The vessels are of the MT6027 design and will be arranged for cable laying and umbilicals, as well as cranes for subsea projects.
The MT6027 vessels will have a length of 138m, beam of 27m and have a deadweight of 8,000 tonnes. Features of the DP3-rated vessels include 1,925m2 of free deck space, accommodation for 120 people (all in one-man cabins) and a 400 tonne AHC crane rated for operations in water depths of up to 3,000m.
The vessels will also have the option to install an under deck carousel for 3,000 tonnes of product plus be configured for a 275 tonne vertical lay tower over the deck of the moonpool.
Delivery of the first of the Marin Teknikk-designed vessels is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the last delivered in third quarter 2017.