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    Another Marin Teknikk design for Gulmar Offshore

    Vessel & ROV News // September 17, 2008

    Marin Teknikk in Norway, the well known firm of naval architects specialising in the design of offshore support vessels, has secured a new contract with a Korean shipyard for delivery of design and engineering package for two new MT 6024 support vessels for Gulmar Offshore Midle East LLC in Dubai in the United Arabic Emirates (UAE).

    The multipurpose offshore construction and diving support vessels were designed by Marin Teknikk in co-operation with the owner and are intended for operation in the Gulf of Persia and Indian Ocean, in addition to the North Sea.

    The vessels will have a length overall of 121m and beam of 25m, with a strengthened working deck (10t/m2) of 1,300m2 located aft of the dive area, a mezzanine/ROV deck of 240m2, and an open deck space area of 250m2 aft of bridge deck.

    The accommodation is arranged for 130 persons, and the contract includes diving system for 18 divers, whom can operate in two different teams at same time.

    The vessels are arranged with two of separate diving moonpools in addition to a third larger moonpool for construction work.

    The two MT 6024 s will also be equipped with two large offshore cranes for lifting of modules - the largest will be able to lift up to 250 ton @ 10m, and the other will have a capacity of 40 ton @ 13.5m.

    Other major equipment on deck will include two Launch & Recovery Systems (LARS) for Work class ROVs and an optional  'A' frame on the stern. The vessels will also be equipped with a helicopter deck.

    Gulmar's new ships will also have accommodation facilities for diving operations, survey and ROV control rooms, client offices, survey areas and a sky lobby with reception.

    In addition the ships will have several offices and conference rooms, and good areas for dining and relaxing. In addition to full lifeboat capacities, the vessel will also be equipped with hyperbaric lifeboats on each side.

    The first vessel is due to be delivered in the summer of 2011 and the second in the autumn of 2011. The approximate contract price for building of the ships is US$350 million.

    Gulmar already has two other MT design vessels on order in the form of a pair of MT 6022 XL Dive Support Vessels (DSVs).




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