BOA moves into offshore construction marketNews // April 25, 2003
The company, which has taken delivery of four new Cat powered anchor handling tug supply vessels in the last two years, now has an AHTS fleet of five vessels. The latest and largest new vessel - BOA Deep C - is designed specifically for offshore construction duties and features 2 x 3616, 2 x 3608 and 2 x 3606 engines as well as a 3508B and 3306 genset.
The newbuild will be amongst the largest and most versatile as well as the most capable and powerful ship of its kind ever built.
The ship, which is currently being outfitted in Spain at the Factorias Vulcano SA yard in Vigo is due for delivery in December this year.
The new vessel, BOA Deep C, has been designed by Vik Sandvik AS to meet the ever more demanding needs of the offshore construction sector, where deeper and deeper exploration requires more powerful, capable and sophisticated vessels in order to operate successfully.
The dynamically positioned vessel will be working in the sub-sea market, tackling sub-sea installations, mooring systems and pipeline repairs as well as template and anchor pattern installations anywhere in the world. And this innovative vessel will allow this work to be performed at previously inaccessible sea depths of up to 2000m.
BOA C will be 120m overall, have a beam of 27m and a gross rated tonnage (GRT) of 10,000 tonnes. It is equipped with a 7.2m square moon pool, two 250 tonne heave compensated cranes, a stern roller designed for a downward pull of 750 tonnes and a bollardpull rating of well over 260 tonnes - the two sets of hydraulic towing pins on board are designed for a bollard pull rating of 300 tonnes.
BOA C also features two work class ROVs, one of the Oceaneering Millennium design and one of the Oceaneering Magnum type, both equipped with guided launching systems for extreme conditions operation.