State-of-the-art Compact Semi-Submersible vessel launched successfully at Drydocks World facility
WAM Dubai, June 6th, 2012 (WAM) -- Drydocks World, the established international player in ship repair, conversion and new building, announced the launch of the State-of-the-art Compact Semi-Submersible Vessel CSS Derwent from its dedicated new-build facility in Nanindah, Indonesia. The vessel was constructed for integrated sub-sea services provider, Hallin Marine.
The 85m vessel is built to provide exceptional sea keeping characteristics, increased deck space and provide good project load carrying capacity. It has two Moon Pools, which facilitate the launch and recovery of remotely-operated vehicles and the safe deployment of subsea equipment, a 160 T modular handling system and 150T active heave compensated crane, accommodation for 152 personnel and the 1300m 2 operational deck space comparable to a 120-metre mono-hull vessel. The diesel electric CSS, classed as MODU by American Bureau of Shipping, is equipped with four fixed-pitch Azimuth thruster units and has full DP-3 capability, which enables automatic(dynamic) as well as manual positioning and heading control in harsh environmental conditions, and has a multiple inherent fail-safe capability.
"We are indeed delighted to have highly-developed capabilities to produce sophisticated vessels providing multiple subsea services that are economically viable and are much more environment-friendly. Our technical expertise and experience has evolved in the area of building high-end offshore subsea support vessels for the oil and gas industry and we are keen to further build on our strengths by exploring all possible avenues in creating new builds to support the offshore oil, gas and energy," said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World.
Designed by STX Canada Marine Inc, the CSS vessel has a semi-submersible hull making it a cost-effective alternative to large diving support vessels (DSV) and traditional semi-submersibles in providing subsea services as well as light well interventions operation.