Home' Work Boat World : October 2015 Contents BMT Nigel Gee’s wind farm service vessel designs have resulted in
22 delivered craft, with a further 15 under construction. Their
latest delivery is ‘Sure Diamond’, a StratCAT built by Strategic
Marine in Vietnam for Sure Wind Marine.
The vessel is 26 metres in length with a beam of 8.9 metres, with
deadweight capability of 30 tonnes. It has a fuel capacity of 29,000
litres with 2,900 litres of fresh water. She has a very high wetdeck
clearance, providing improved wave height capabilities.
Powered by two MAN D2862 LE 463 engines rated at 1,029kW,
with Servogear controllable pitch propellers (CPP) it offers extremely
low ambient noise in the accommodation because of the resiliently
mounted superstructure. The vessel is capable of a speed of 27 knots
with ten tonnes of deadweight and the CPP system provides a high
bollard push, important for increasing the wave heights at which
technicians can transfer to the wind turbines.
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE DESIGN
DNV GL will be working with the Chinese-owned Tianjin
Desail to develop a new liftboat design for offshore
construction, accommodation, and maintenance. This
collaboration follows an agreement between DNV GL
and Tianjin Desail for the classification of two 106-metre
self-elevating construction a nd accommodation u nits.
The units will be equipped with a barge-shaped hull and four
triangular lattice legs, each fitted with a spudcan at their lower
ends. A work deck topside arrangement will also be developed
for the unit, including pedestals for main and auxiliary cranes as
w ell as living quarters with a helideck on top. The units will use
a dynamic positioning system for field transit and manoeuvring.
“These new type of self-elevating units are ... the first of their
kind to venture into such deep water anywhere in the world,”
said Johan Gärdin, Regional Offshore Manager G reater China at
DNV GL awards class for two self-elevating construction and accommodation units
Torghatten Trafikkselskap has signed a contract with Fiskerstrand
Verft to build a Multi Maritime-designed car and passenger ferry.
The contract includes options for two additional ferries.
The ferry will have capacity for 60 cars (10 on a hoistable deck)
and 249 passengers.
These types of double-ended ferries are designed to commute back
and forth between ferry quays along the rugged Norwegian coastline,
and are vital connectors in the country’s road infrastructure.
The ferry is designed for operation in exposed waters and the
vehicle space is completely covered. The passenger lounge features
panoramic views with large window surfaces. Passengers are able to
access large external deck areas.
The ferry is arranged with diesel electric propulsion. The diesel
engines are capable of running on 100 per cent biodiesel. The ferry is
prepared for retrofitting battery systems, ranging from all electric, to
plug-in hybrid or hybrid.
New eco-ferry design order
West Australian naval architecture firm Southerly Designs has
invested in an extensive research and development program,
resulting in an updated version of their offshore crew boat design.
The all new hull form, along with existing proven arrangements
and systems is now embodied in the new “Generation 3” 40-metre
crew boats, being constructed at the Strategic Marine facilities in
Vietnam and Singapore. The Generation 3 claims the enviable
combination of increased tank capacity, cargo tonnage and cargo
deck area, enlarged crew accommodation spaces, as well as efficiency
and fuel economy.
Southerly Designs and Strategic Marine are now extending the
“Gen 3” crewboat range to include 46-metre and 54-metre variants.
These new vessels, featuring increased tankage and cargo capacities,
will be launched in 2016.
Southerly Designs updates their crew boat design
The Generation 3 crewboat
Lloyd’s Register has won a contract to class the world’s largest
heavy lift crane vessel (the NSCV) for the Netherlands-based
Heerema Group. The semi-submersible vessel will be
constructed at a newly opened Singaporean yard.
The dual-fuel LNG and MGO vessel is due to be delivered in
the fourth quarter of 2018 and will be used in the installation
and decommissioning of offshore facilities. The NSCV project,
which has a contract value of around US$1 billion, is further
strengthened by the involvement of the Dutch crane
specialist Huisman Equipment, which will fabricate two
tub-mo unted 10,000-tonne cranes for the vessel in their Chinese
The will have dynamic positioning capabilities in excess of
the DP (AAA) standard along with compliance to a range of
coastal state requirements, including the Norwegian Maritime
Authority (NMA), UK and USCG requirements. This means the
vessel will be capable of deep and ultra-deep sea operations on a
truly global scale.
LR to class world’s largest heavy lift crane vessel
BMT Nigel Gee-designed WFSV for Sure Wind
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The ‘Sure Diamond’, a 26m StratCAT built for Sure Wind Marine
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