JUNE 3, 2013 — Christened in Oslo today as part of the Nor-Shipping opening events, the Island Crown is the 34th vessel designed by Rolls-Royce to be delivered to Island Offshore, in which the Chouest and Ulstein families are partners.
Built at the Vard Brevik shipyard, and featuring equipment from more than 90 Norwegian suppliers, the 97 m x 20 m UT 776 CD design Island Crown is a purpose built "Walk2Work" Maintenance and Subsea Support Vessel. It will usually spend its time being dynamically positioned and connected to an offshore installation via a telescopic gangway - acting as a hotel for people working on the installation.
Island Crown can also carry out a separate set of functions such as subsea construction and Remotely Operated Vehicle operation, and is additionally equipped to transport all the liquid and bulk supplies needed by rigs and platforms.
Anders Almestad, Rolls-Royce, President – Offshore, said: "We are proud to be able to present our innovations together with such a forward-thinking shipowner as Island Offshore.