First ESV moves down river from COSCO Nantong ShipyardVessel & ROV News // July 17, 2009
Remedial Offshore (Remedial Cyprus PCL) has announced that COSCO Shipyards Ltd has moved the Remedial ESV Solution, the industry’s first Elevating Support Vessel or ESV unit, downriver to the COSCO Qidong shipyard from its berth quayside at Nantong for final steps in the vessel’s construction.
The move will allow COSCO personnel to finish installing the ESV's 425ft legs and thrusters and the remaining system commissioning. Once the activities are complete, the vessel will perform sea trials prior to delivery to Remedial.
Remedial's iinovative ESV design, a self-propelled '300 Class jack-up is optimised for heavy well intervention in water depths to 325ft (100m).
Each ESV unit (two are under construction) combines the capabilities of a jack-up platform, an ocean-going vessel, a workover drilling rig, heavy lift cranes and an offshore accommodation platform in a single package.