DEME orders new vesselsVessel & ROV News // January 19, 2015
DEME has ordered two new vessels serving the offshore energy market. Contracts have been signed with shipyards La Naval in Spain and Uljanik in Croatia to build a multipurpose vessel, Living Stone, and a self-propelled jack-up vessel, Apollo. Both vessels will be delivered in 2017.
The jack-up Apollo will join GeoSea’s current fleet of self-propelled jack-ups. The vessel will be equipped with an 800 tonne leg-encircling crane. It will have a free deck area of 2,000m² with a load carrying capacity of 15 tonnes/m². The jack-up will be outfitted with 106.8m long trussed legs that allow it to operate in water depths of up to 70m. Apollo will have standard accommodation for 90 persons on board upgradable to 150.
Living Stone will join DEME’s fleet of fallpipe vessels servicing the offshore energy market, which currently includes Flintstone, Rollingstone and Seahorse. The vessel will be equipped with a fallpipe system as well as cable/umbilical loading and installation facilities and will have advanced subsea construction capabilities. Living Stone will be able to accommodate 100 persons.