Havyard books order for subsea vessel

Written by Nick Blenkey
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JULY 1, 2015 — Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has signed a contract with an undisclosed “international shipping company” for a subsea vessel that will be built to a new Havyard 858 L WE design developed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Norway.

The contract is valued at approximately NOK 700 million and the ship is to be delivered in second quarter 2017.

The DP3 vessel will perform IMR (Inspection Maintenance and Repair) and light construction work on subsea installations.
The vessel accommodates 140 people in single- and double cabins and will have office facilities, large day rooms, heli reception / cinema and sky lounge. The foreship of the Havyard 858 L WE is designed to operate optimally in regardto fuel economy and comfort for the crew both in calm and rough seas.

Length: 121 m

Breadth: 24 m

Deck area: 1500 m2

Offshore cranes: 250 tonnes + 30 tonnes

Moon pool 8 x 8 m

Heli deck dia. 26 m

Speed: 14 knots

Accommodates: 140 persons

Havyard say it is experiencing tough competition in the market due to the situation in the oil industry but has a relatively good order book, with eight vessels is to be delivered within the summer of 2017.

After a purse seiner to be delivered next month, the shipyard yard will deliver three icebreakers, a live fish carrier, a platform supply vessel and a wind farm service vessel, as well as the new subsea vessel.

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