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    Boa Offshore orders newbuild supply vessels and AHTS

    Vessel & ROV News // September 7, 2007

    Boa has ordered four VS495 MPSVs.

    Both the MPSVs and VS 491 AHTS (shown here) have DEM machinery.

    Boa Offshore AS in Norway has placed an order for four multi-purpose supply vessels and four anchor handlers of Vik-Sandvik design. The yard that will build the vessels has not yet been identified.

    The AHTS vessels are of VS 491 design with main dimensions of 91m x 22m. The vessels will have a bollard pull of approximately 270 tonnes with a 500 tonne anchor handling winch. The design will accommodate 60 people and will have hybrid diesel electric/mechanical (DEM) propulsion.

    The four supply vessels are of VS 495 design with main dimensions of 95m x 21m. The vessels are also designed for hybrid diesel electrical and diesel mechanical propulsion, and have accommodation for 60.

    Said Vik-Sandvik: "The four new MPSV and AHTS vessels are state-of-the-art vessels designed to meet all new requirements for the offshore industry, with a focus on safe operation, low fuel consumption and minimised emissions."


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