Norway: Bergen Ready to Deliver Next-Generation Standby Vessel
Bergen Group BMV is ready to deliver a multipurpose standby vessel Ocean Response (Yard No. BN168 TBN) to the Atlantic Offshore. The naming and delivery ceremony will be held at Bryggen in Bergen on Saturday Feb. 23rd.
The ship of VS 465 MK II design, developed by Wärtsilä Ship Design in close cooperation with Atlantic Offshore, will be the third newbuild delivered to the company with six more currently under construction at several shipyards.
The ship is characterized as the next-generation multi-purpose offshore emergency rescue and response support vessel. The vessel, with a length of 74.3 m, will amongst other capabilities be able to carry out emergency tugs with a 120 tons bollard pull, and the stern will be equipped with the necessary equipment to handle loading tubes. The ship will also be able to carry 370 passengers in the event of a platform evacuation. The vessel can also be used in fire fighting (Fi-Fi I and II) and will be equipped to take part in the first line of defence against any oil spill.
Total construction costs of MRV Ocean Response are estimated to be around NOK 330 million (approx $58.2 Mln).
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 21, 2013