Marin Teknikk to Design Diving and Construction Vessel for Mermaid
Marin Teknikk AS has recently signed a contract with China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd., for design & engineering delivery of a large Diving & Construction Vessel to Mermaid Offshore Services Company Ltd., in Bangkok, Thailand. The vessel will be of the MT6024 DSCV design with an 18 men double diving bell saturation system, for operations down to 300 meters.
MT6024 DSCV is an advanced Diving & Construction Vessel developed for demanding operations worldwide. The vessel will have a length of 120.80 meters and a breadth of 25 meters, accommodation for 130 persons, two cranes, a 140 T offshore crane for operation down to 3000m and one 40 T offshore crane for operation down to 600m, in addition to arrangement for 2 WROV’s (unmanned remote operated submarines/robots) for operations down to 3000 meters depth.
The vessel is to be built by China Merchants Industry Holdings Co. Ltd., in China, and will be ready for delivery 3rd quarter 2016. The CMHI shipbuilding group has also another MT DSCV design under construction for another Owner.
Marin Teknikk has designed a functional diving support & construction vessel with high focus on safety, and the vessel also follow up the new generation of environment-friendly, modern and advanced multifunctional offshore diving support construction vessels.
The design emphasizes the reduced fuel consumption together with latest environmentally diesel electric technology with reduced exhaust emission, and large cargo capacity on deck (1300 sqm) and high capacity also below deck. The vessel will be built according to Det Norske Veritas class with the new SPS code, COMF-V(3), Clean DSV SAT Class and Crane notation.
“We are very pleased to sign this contract”, states Sales Director of Marin Teknikk Richard K. Gjerde. “This clearly shows MT’s strong position in the OSV market and that we are among the world’s leading designers of advanced diving & construction vessels. Marin Teknikk has signed several new contracts recently, and this contract will be a solid contribution to ensure amount of work the coming months. This project will now be the sixth large Dive Construction Vessel of the well proven MT-Design.”
The contract includes an option for one vessel of the same type.
Press Release, January 17, 2014; Image: Marin Teknikk