GE V228 diesel engines to power Elevating Support VesselsVessel & ROV News // February 12, 2008
Remedial Offshore's ESVs - a combination of jack-up and vessel.
Remedial Offshore has announced the purchase of V228 medium-speed diesel engines from GE Marine to power the Elevating Support Vessels (ESVs) it has contracted recently.
Remedial Offshore describes the ESVs as "the worlds first self-propelled, 325ft/100m nominal water depth-rated jack-up well intervention vessel."
The ESV is a 'hybrid' between a jack-up drilling rig and a marine vessel, and will, claims the company, offer "tremendous versatility and operational functionality, ranging from an incorporated electric well workover package to a large open deck for offshore support functions."
Each ESV will be outfitted to provide a stable work environment for deploying well intervention or production enhancement technology.
ESV abilities will include well workovers, sidetracking, well abandonment, facility upgrades, brownfield rejuvenation projects and small field developments, as well as providing complete services for well intervention.
Each ESV will employ four GE diesels - one 8-cylinder V228 and three 16-cylinder engines.
Two Remedial Offshore ESVs are under construction in China, one at the Yantai Raffles Shipyard Ltd in Shandong, and the second at the COSCO Shipyard Groups facility in Nantong.