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    RUE/Simon Møkster Shipping order second vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // November 14, 2007

    RUE's MM 73 MSV is a lengthened version of this MM 66 MSV.

    Norwegian naval architects Multi-Maritime have announced that Riise Underwater Engineering (RUE) and Simon Møkster Shipping have ordered a second Multi Maritime-designed multi-purpose offshore vessel. The vessel will be built at Westcon in Ølen, Norway (the yard's newbuilding number 33).

    The new design, designated MM 73 MSV, is 7.2m longer than the MM 66 MSV design which Multi Maritime developed in close cooperation with RUE.

    Said Multi-Maritime: "The main focus in the design process has been to create cost effective and highly versatile DP 2 vessel. The main areas of operation will be air/nitrox diving, ROV operations and module handling."

    The main features of the new MM73 MSV include an active heave compensated 60 tonne knuckleboom crane, optimally positioned in the midships area with a range over the port and starboard sides and stern of the vessel; and a Module Handling System (MHS) capable of handling subsea modules up to 30 tonnes over the port side, via a horizontal and vertical cursor arrangment with ship-integrated overboarding cursor rail system.

    The vessel is designed to operate two work ROVs, in addition to one observation ROV, simultaneously, from the side hatches in the hangar.

    The design also includes an aft slipway for SPM hose maintenance and cable laying.

    The design will be a DP 2 vessel, with accomodation for 70, and two large cargo holds below deck.


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