Jana 21; Source: Piriou and Jana Marine

Piriou delivers FPSV to Jana Marine

French shipbuilder Piriou has a fast personnel and supply vessel (FPSV) to Jana Marine, a Saudi Arabian provider of marine services to the offshore oil and gas industry.

Jana 21; Source: Piriou and Jana Marine

In a combined statement Piriou and Jana Marine stated that the new vessel, named Jana 21, was built by Piriou Vietnam.

Delivery of the Jana 21 took place on 25 January 2021 at Piriou’s Vietnamese shipyard. According to the companies, the vessel will be used in the Arabian Gulf waters. This order from Jana Marine follows the delivery of two FPSVs – Jana 17 and Jana 18 in 2017.

Piriou group CEO Vincent Faujour said: “We are glad that despite the complicated situation with Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns everywhere, we still managed to deliver this complex vessel in time. Our Piriou Vietnam team has proven yet again their capabilities and commitment, and hopefully, this will translate into an advantage for Jana Marine”.

Jana Marine CEO Mohammed AlSubaie added: “Despite our concerns of delays because of the Covid-19 lockdowns, and international travel restrictions, we are appreciative of Piriou’s efforts in meeting the committed deadline. This vessel has exceeded our expectations in speed and performance-wise during sea trials […].

Jana 21; Source: Piriou and Jana Marine
Jana 21; Source: Piriou and Jana Marine

We are confident that the addition of this vessel to our fleet will further enhances our reputation as one of the best marine service providers in the region and beyond, and we look forward to the next opportunity to work together again in the future”.

As for the vessel, the 55-meter FPSV is a very versatile aluminium vessel able to perform multiple functions in the oil offshore industry, including crew transfer, and supply.

According to the statement, it is equipped with seating for 60 personnel. It also offers great autonomy – 139 cbm of fuel oil – and a large cargo deck with 226 tons capacity. The waterjet propulsion grants the vessel enhanced manoeuvrability and improved safety thanks to the class two dynamic positioning system it is equipped with.

Worth reminding, Piriou developed a new cable-laying vessel, designed to lay and repair both fiber-optic and power cables. The vessel, unveiled in late November 2020, will be cable to lay cables on windfarms as well as repair damaged cables on the continental shelf or deep sea.