For more than 10 months ago Marin Teknikk entered an agreement with Maersk Supply Service A/S (MSS) in Copenhagen about designing and development of a Subsea Support project, following MSS plans for renewal of their fleet for Oil and Gas industry, including the renewable energy offshore sector.
Marin Teknikk has now entered an agreement with the Chinese company Cosco (Dalian) Shipyards Co. Ltd. (CS) about delivery of Design and Engineering for four large Multi-functional Subsea Support vessels plus options for an additional pair of vessels. The vessels are of the MT6027 design and will be arranged for cable laying and umbilical’s, as well as cranes for subsea projects.
The MT6027-design vessels will have a length of 138 metres, a beam of 27 metres and have a deadweight of 8,000t. Features of the DP3-rated vessels include 1,925 sq. metres of free deck space, accommodation for 120 people (all in one-man cabins) and a 400t AHC crane, rated for operations in water depths of up to 3,000 metres. The vessels will also have the option to install an under deck carousel for 3,000t of product plus be configured for a 275t vertical lay tower over the deck of the moon pool.
Delivery of the first of the Marin Teknikk-designed vessels is expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2016, and the last one in third quarter 2017. Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard has earlier delivered merchant vessels and vessels for the Oil and Gas Industry in USA and Europe.
Marin Teknikk is very pleased to sign this contract. This is a project we have been working with for a long time and clearly confirm our position as one of the leading designers of advanced Subsea Support vessels. We have lately designed several vessels in this category, the latest ones to Olympic Shipping and Rem Offshore.
Included in the agreement is a large scope of deliveries from European and Norwegian sub-suppliers.
This contract will be a solid contribution to secure work into 2016. Marin Teknikk’s head office is situated in Herøy Municipal in Sunnmøre, Norway, and has approx. 60 employees. In addition we have offices in Szczecin and Gdansk in Poland with approx. 40 engineers.