November 6, 2010
Drydocks World launches jack-up construction vessel
Drydocks World Southeast Asia has launched the newbuild jack-up construction vessel Nora at its Graha shipyard in Batam, Indonesia. It is the second of two Service Jack units that the yard is building for Lysaker, Norway, headquartered Master Marine AS.
On completion next year, the vessel will commence a contract to install 88 wind turbines at the U.K.'s Shearingham Shoal field for Scira, a joint Statoil/Statkraft venture. The first vessel, Haven, was delivered from the Graha shipyard in June. It is now in southern Norway completing preparations for a three-year assignment as an accommodation unit at the Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Designed by Global Maritime, and classified by ABS, Nora is DP2 equipped and can jack-up in 80 m water depth. It has an open deck area of 2,500 sq. m and has accommodations for up to 260 people. It will be equipped with two pedestal cranes, each of 750 t capacity.
The vessel has a hull length of 110 m and breadth of 50 m It has four 130 m long legs and the spud can area of each leg is 180 sq.m