Norway: Havyard Signs USD 51.6 Mln Contract for Next Generation 832 Class PSV
Havyard Group AS has signed a contract for delivery of design and construction for the next generation of Havyard 832. The vessel is due to be delivered in the second quarter of 2014 and the contract value is close to NOK 300 million (approx USD 51.6 mln).
This contract is agreed on the conditions of financing and shipowner will not be made public until the actual contract has been made effective.
IMPROVING LIFE AT SEA
“Improving life at sea” is Havyard`s vision and makes us focus on continuously developing better products and services for Havyard’s customers. The new generation Havyard 832 PSV is a good example of this. The first generation Havyard 832 defined a new class within the PSV segment both in terms of cargo capacity, flexibility, being environmentally friendly and fuel economy.
“Since the first Havyard 832 was delivered in 2009, more and more shipowners have learned about this efficient design and until now, there have been almost 20 signed contracts or vessels constructed of this type. It is also a measure of its success that several competitors have designed ships within this segment,” says Director of Havyard Global Solutions, Tor Leif Mongstad.
20 % FUEL REDUCTION
“Our vision motivates us to listen to our customers and to continuously improve. This is also something that the Havyard 832 end-users have found out. If we compare the first one delivered in 2009 with some of the most recent vessels delivered, you will find many improvements, most of these based on feedback from users of the vessels. In this way, we secure that shipowners who are purchasing vessels from us will always receive a topnotch product. However, we cannot only rely on this and we have an on-going research- and development programme in order to be one step ahead. The next generation Havyard 832 has therefore characteristics ensuring that we are ahead of our competitors and also making sure those shipowners purchasing this design are even more competitive,” says Mongstad.
Havyard 832 MKII has over 20% reduction in fuel consumption under certain conditions, adds Mongstad who also adds that there are several shipowners who have shown great interest in the new Havyard 832 design and he believes there may be more contracts signed in the near future.
KNOWLEDGE AND GOOD TOOLS ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS
“In Havyard, we know there is no shortcut towards a good ship design,” says Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine. “The type of ships that we design, operate in extremely varied and challenging environments and conditions. Designing the best possible vessel is all about having the knowledge on how the ships are going to operate, plus the best knowledge and the best tools in order to develop the optimal solutions. You need to see development of individual components within the ship in the context of the total efficiency in accordance with the vessel`s realistic operational conditions”.
“We have invested tens of millions (NOK) over the last few years doing model testing, developing advanced calculation models and cooperating with important subcontractors so that we are able to develop the best possible ship for our customers. The new Havyard 832 PSV is partly developed as a result of this research and it is particular in the aft of the ship, the propulsion line and the forward part of the ship, where the major improvements have been made. The forward part of the ship is designed for better motion and resistance in bigger waves and at the same time keeping the good speed characteristics when operating in moderate sea, important traits in terms of where the ship is going to be operated.”
“Another important element of the new Havyard 832 is the aft of the ship. The construction with Twin Skeg (bulbs in front of azimuth thrusters) has improved results more than we could have imagined,” says Leine. “The purpose of these bulbs is to improve the influx of water to the thrusters, so that they become more efficient. When these in addition provide less resistance on the hull, you get a considerable reduction in fuel consumption and therefore reduced emission of environmentally harmful gases.”
“The aft bulbs also provide better stability of direction and less tilting, two things assisting in reducing operational costs. The powerhouse of the ship, with amongst other things medium-speed diesel engines, has also been optimized. We believe the new Havyard 832 will become very attractive for shipowners focusing on tonnage in this segment,” Design Manager Leine informs.
LONGTERM RESEARCH COOPERATION WITH MARINTEK
“Havyard is one of our customers with a major focus on long term research- and development projects in order to make improvements on fuel economy and the environment,” says Hans Jørgen Rambech, Research Manager at the Ship Technology department at Marintek in Trondheim, Norway. “We have had many exciting projects together with Havyard, both offshore vessels and fishing boats.”
“Some of the most recent and exciting have been the development of the aft of the ship with Twin Skeg and azimuth thrusters, where results were even better than expected. This is very promising and we are looking forward to continuing the good cooperation with Havyard in future development projects,” says Rambech.
FACTS HAVYARD 832 L MKII
Length: 88 m
Breadth: 17.6 m
Speed: 15 knots
Deck area: 900 sq.m
Crew: 23 persons
Dead weight: 4100 tonnes
Source: havyard, August 27, 2012; Image: havyard