LaNaval starts work on DEME's multipurpose vesselVessel & ROV News // January 8, 2016
LaNaval shipyard in Spain has started work on DEME's multipurpose vessel Living Stone. The keel-laying ceremony for the ship recently took place. Living Stone will be delivered in 2017.
The dynamic positioning class 3 vessel has a loading capacity of 12,500 tonnes and will be equipped with two large 5,000 tonne cable/umbilical carousels arranged below deck. The ship has a free deck space of 3,500m² to accommodate modular cable/umbilical handling systems, remotely operated vehicles, a subsea trenching tool and a fallpipe system. The vessel also has a central moonpool of 7.7m by 7.7m and a 600 tonne crane.
The new vessel will be able to accommodate up to 100 people and will provide transport and installation services for offshore power cables, umbilicals and interconnectors.
Living Stone is also an environmentally friendly vessel with dual fuel main engines capable of burning LNG. The vessel will also have a Green Passport and Clean Design notation.