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    Merwede provides update on Toisa DSV/OCV newbuild

    Yard News // April 20, 2006

    Toisa's new DSV/OCV will be a DP3 class vessel.

    IHC Holland Merwede BV has confirmed that its subsidiary Merwede Shipyard has received a contract for the design and construction of a new Diving Support/Offshore Construction vessel for Bermuda based Toisa Limited.

    The vessel will be delivered in the first quarter of 2008 and will be 131.70m overall with a lenght between perpendiculars of 117.70m, breadth moulded of 22.00m, depth (maindeck mld) of 9.50m, draft (design mld) of 6.25m, draft (scantling) of 6.75m and deadweight (including payload) at design draft of 8,200 tonnes.

    With a complement 100, the vessel will be built in accordance with the rules and regulations of DNV and bear the notation DNV + 1A1, EO, SF, Dynpos, AUTRO, HELDK, DSV-SAT.

    The ship will be designed by Merwede Shipyard in close concert with Toisa and will be a fully dynamic positioned (DP3) Diving Support/Offshore Construction Vessel suitable for worldwide operation.

    As an enhanced sister vessel to Toisa Proteus, but with a fully in-built saturation diving system, the vessel will support a wide variety of subsea operations worldwide.

    Within the saturation diving market, the existing world fleet of such vessels averages over 20 years old. The order will provide the market with a DP3 vessel capable of meeting the higher and more demanding standards in safety, dynamic positioning operations, and saturation diving.

    The vessel will be built with a 12-man single bell saturation system. Her under-deck configuration allows for a range of equipment to be installed whilst her large clear deck area provides scope for a range of other applications.



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