HOS Iron Horse delivered

Vessel & ROV News - August 25, 2009

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HOS Iron Horse will work in the Gulf of Mexico initially.

On†31 July 2009 the naming cermony and delivery of the HOS Iron Horse took place at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam. IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine built the vessel in Hardinxveld-Giessendam for Hornbeck Offshore Services.

IHC Merwede Offshore & Marine won the order to design and build the new multi-purpose offshore support vessel for Hornbeck Offshore Services in April 2007. The keel of the vessel was laid on 23 July 2008 and the†launch was on 30 January 2009.

HOS Iron Horse†is a versatile vessel and suitable for worldwide operations. Hornbeck Offshore Services intends to use the vessel initially in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

With her deepwater cranes, deck cranes and moonpool, the vessel can be used in a wide range of offshore construction activities and can†easily be adapted to meet a chartererís specific wishes and requirements. Subsea operations are facilitated by the moonpool and can be supported by two work class ROVs which are housed in a hangar.

The vessel is equipped with a 400-tonne heave-compensated mast crane capable of working at a depth of 3,000m. It also has a 120-tonne heave-compensated offshore knuckleboom crane supplied by†Huisman-Itrec, and a†helicopter platform and accommodation for a crew of 100.

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