Bergen Mekaniske Verksted confirms order to build large ROV/construction vesselYard News // June 6, 2006
Bergen Mekaniske Verksted shipyard in Norway has confirmed that it is to build one of the world’s largest ROV/construction vessels, for Norwegian shipowner Ellen Forland.
Bergen Mekaniske Verksted, which is part of Bergen Yards Group, has signed a contract with Ellen Forland Rederi, for the construction of new ROV/construction vessel, for delivery in February 2008.
The vessel design was developed in close co-operation between naval architects Skipsteknisk AS, the owner and the yard, and is a new designed, designated ST 327 L, with a length of 111m, and breadth of 25m.
The ship will have accommodation for 105 and a working deck of in excess of 1,100m2.
The vessel will operate worldwide and will also be equipped with a 150 ton active heave compensated offshore crane which can operate to a depth of 3,000m.
The yard said the vessel was developed "with alternative offshore-related operations in mind" and can easily be modified for a range of advanced offshore services.
This is the second vessel this owner has placed with Bergen Mekaniske Verksted in a five month period. The hull is to be built in Eastern Europe and will be fitted out at Bergen Mekaniske Verksted's site at Laksevaag in Bergen.