MT6022 XL design selected by Gulmar OffshoreVessel & ROV News // May 21, 2007
Marin Teknikk, the well known Norwegian naval architects, have secured a contract with Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd in Korea for delivery of a design and engineering package for two new MT 6022 XLs for Gulmar Offshore Midle East LLC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The new multipurpose subsea operation support vessels were developed and designed by Marin Teknikk in close co-operation with the owner over a period of eight months.
The vessels are being constructed for operation in the Middle East and Indian Ocean, in addition to the North Sea. They are therefore designed for operation in areas with extreme environmental conditions.
The vessels have a length overall of 115m and beam of 22m and a strengthened working deck of 1,120m2 aft of the dive area. The accommodation is arranged for 120 persons, and the contract includes diving system for 18 of divers, whom can operate in two different teams at same time.
The vessels are arranged with two separate dive moonpools in addition to a third larger moonpool for construction work.
The two MT 6022 XLs will also be equipped with two large offshore cranes for lifting of modules weighing up to 150 tons.
Other major equipment on deck will be a hangar with LARS system for Work Cla ss ROV and an optional 'A' frame on the stern.
The vessels will also be equipped with a helicopter deck for the Sikorsky S-92 class.
The first of the new vessels will be delivered during in the summer of 2009 and the second will be delivered in the autumn of that year.