J Hagenaes Shipping orders in IndiaVessel & ROV News // September 27, 2006
J Hagenaes Shipping has ordered a total of eight VS 470 MPSVs.
J Hagenaes Shipping AS in Aaesund, Norway, has signed newbuilding contracts with Tebma Shipyards Ltd, India for eight subsea vessels.
Six vessels are to be delivered in 2008, and two more by the first quarter of 2009.
The design was developed together with naval architects Vik Sandvik and is a VS 470 MPSV, with DP2, 'Clean', and 'Comfort' notation, 71 bunks, 50 ton AHC crane, moonpool and FiFi I.
The vessels are primarily intended for the subsea inspection, maintenance, repair and installation market, but can also act as straight supply vessels.
The company said the contracts "are based on market investigations showing an interesting future market in the shallow water subsea market worldwide."
The vessels will be operated by a new management company with its head office in Aaesund, in which Welsvik Offshore AS will be a partner.