Diesel-electric PSV for Norwegian firmVessel & ROV News // March 24, 2009
Rem Mermaid is a DP 2 class diesel electric PSV.
In keeping with the growing popularity of diesel-electric DP2 PSVs, Norway’s REM Offshore based in Fosnavåg recently took delivery of Rem Mermaid.
The 80m vessel’s azimuthing stern drives and twin bow thrusters make it capable of operations in DP2 mode. Four Cummins KTA50-(D)M diesel electric units have a total output of 5,164 kW.
However the system allows these units to be operated one, two, three or four at a time to maximize fuel savings by matching power with demand.
Built at the Norwegian yard Simek AS, Rem Mermaid has a beam of 16.4m and a 7.45m moulded depth. Capacities on the crica 3,550 tonne deadweight vessel include 1,135 cubic metres of ballast water, 965 cubic metres of drill water, 650 cubic metres of fresh water, 320 cubic metres of dry builk, 1083 cubic metres of liquid mud and 1,355 cubic metres of fuel oil.
Accommodation on the DNV-classed Rem Mermaid is provided for up to 46 crew and offshore workers. The vessel’s four Cummins KTA50-(D)M diesels are 'Green Passport' compliant with EU standards and meet all clean and current emission regulations.