Environmentally friendly AHTS Havila Venus namedVessel & ROV News // October 19, 2009
The naming ceremony for Havyard Leirvik's newbuild Havila Venus took place in Fosnavåg, Norway on 17 October.
Havila Venus is a Havyard 845 design, with hybrid propulsion system, modern hull lines, Clean Design class and selective catalystic reduction (SCR).
Said the yard: "The Havyard 845 has 18,000kW which via an advanced hybrid propulsion system provides high bollard pull, excellent ability for station-keeping and ability to carry out advanced operations in extreme conditions."
"The hybrid system is the most advanced and environmentally friendly on the market today and is super economic in all of the vessels operating conditions," claimed the company. "In transit from A to B the power requirement is low compared to the vessels total power resource. In dynamic positioning mode for subsea operations in deep water the power requirement will vary, while demanding anchor handling operations will periodically require all available power."
The diesel-electric power station consists of two large and four smaller diesel generator sets. "The advanced hybrid system on a Havyard 845 operates with 10-15 per cent lower fuel consumption than other solutions in the market today," said the company.
"Powerful 500 tonne anchor handling winches and equipment for safe anchor handling make Havila Venus a safe work place with superior capacities for anchor handling and towing operations," the company noted. "A launch and recovery system for ROVs in combination with 'A' frame on the stern enables the vessel to perform advanced subsea operations down to 3,000m."
The vessel was designed by Havyard Design AS in Fosnavåg. Havila Venus was built at Havyard Group’s shipyard Havyard Leirvik AS in Sogn, Norway. The shipyard has further five vessels under construction, last delivery in 2011. Havyard Tomrefjord has two vessels under construction for delivery in 2009 and 2010.
Havyard Elektro was responsible for the electrical installations on the vessel. Havyard Powertec was responsible for the electrical engineering. Havyard Ship Services AS has supervised the construction of the vessel’s hull in Turkey. The two companies will also be responsible for the vessel in the warranty period and in operation through the Havyard 'Life Cycle Portal.'