Island Venture approaching completionVessel & ROV News // November 16, 2015
Island Venture on trials.
Ulstein Group in Norway says Island Venture, Island Offshore's new construction vessel, has completed sea trials and is due to be completed shortly.
"Island Venture has brought us into a new league in designing and building advanced vessels. We have learned a lot from the project," said Ulstein Group's CEO Gunvor Ulstein.
The vessel was originally 147.5m long with a beam of 28m and is now 160m x 30m. After the building had started it was decided to increase the deck area and the tank capacity. A 140 tonne crane with 3,000m of wire was installed, as well as a 400 tonne crane that can operate at 4,000m. The vessel has three moonpools - two for ROVs and one construction moonpool of 12m x 11.2m.