MP Engineering launches MP625 FISVVessel & ROV News // July 21, 2016
Marcelo Penna Engineering (MP Engineering) in Spain has unveiled the MP625, a FiFi-1 and DP-2 class vessel based on a trimaran hullform which it believes could form the basis of a new type of fast support and intervention vessel (FSIV).
The MP625 is designed to undertake a wide range of tasks, including crew and personnel transfer, emergency response and rescue, fast supply and service, emergency evacuation and oil spill response.
With a length of 60m, the MP625 is also capable of carrying a motion-compensated offshore access system or gangway and a knuckleboom crane of approximately 18 tonnes.
MP Engineering says the design has a high level of hydrodynamic efficiency, high speed (up to 41 knots), low fuel consumption with a range in excess of 3,500nm, good intact and damage stability, and large usable working deck area of in excess of 355m2 with up to 11 container fitting positions.
The company says the MP625 also has "superb seakeeping" due to a small waterplane area, plus a deadweight of 625 tonnes, and would provide a high level of comfort on board for crew and passengers, offering up to 180 seats for transfer or evacuation activities and accommodation for up to 16 crew members.