Floatel Triumph Support Vessel, Bermuda


Floatel Triumph

Floatel Triumph is a semi-submersible accommodation and construction support vessel being built by Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore for Floatel International. It is the fifth support vessel being built by the shipyard for the same client.

Floatel Triumph will be a sister ship of Floatel Victory. The remaining vessels in the series include Floatel Superior, Floatel Reliance and Floatel Endurance.

The vessel's construction began after a $280m contract was awarded to Keppel FELS Shipyard in August 2013. The vessel was christened as Floatel Triumph in March 2016 and is expected to be delivered by mid-2016.

Once complete, the vessel will be deployed at the Inpex-operated Ichthys LNG project, located in the north-west coast of Western Australia.

Floatel Triumph design and technical specifications

The support vessel has been designed in accordance with Keppel's proprietary SSAU 5000NG design. The design has been customised for ease of operations in harsh environments in the UK sector of the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, West Africa and Western Australia.

"The vessel was christened as Floatel Triumph in March 2016 and is expected to be delivered by mid-2016."

The overall length and breadth of the vessel will be 119.6m and 78m respectively. The main deck height above baseline will be 25.3m. The pontoon length of the vessel will be 98.1m and the breadth outside pontoon will be 53.4m.

The draft excluding thrusters will measure 7.5m, 16.8m and 11.6m during transit, operation and survival modes respectively, whereas the draft including thrusters will be 12.5m, 21.8m and 16.6m respectively.

The displacement of the vessel will be 18,800Mt, 26,800Mt and 22,700Mt respectively during transit, operation and survival modes. The air daft during operation and survival mode will be 7m and 12.2m respectively.

The vessel will be classified by the American Bureau of shipping as A1 column-stabilised unit.

Deck equipment and systems

The deck of Floatel Triumph will be fitted with two electro-hydraulic deck cranes at port and starboard sides. The portside crane will have a 45.8m boom capable of lifting 120Mt weight, while the starboard side crane will have a 50.4m boom capable of lifting 64Mt weight.

The ten-point mooring system aboard the vessel will contain a 76mm mooring chain with a breaking strength of 610Mt.

Floatel Triumph will also feature a K-Pos DP-21/22 class-three dynamic positioning system supplied by Kongsberg. The system will include a dual DP controller unit and operator stations.

The vessel will accommodate a helicopter deck with 28.8m diameter, which will support the operations of a single helicopter weighing up to 14.6Mt.

The vessel will be equipped with Wärtsilä Aquarius UV ballast water management systems, which utilise a two-stage approach employing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology. It will also include a deck-integrated firefighting system.

Cargo capacities of Floatel Triumph

The vessel will be capable of storing 950m³ of potable water and 1,800m³ of fuel oil. It will have a freshwater generation capacity of 250t a day.

The main deck will offer a storage area of 1,300m², its load capacity during transit daft will be 500Mt whereas the capacity during operational and survival daft will be 1,600Mt.

Accommodation onboard Floatel Triumph

The vessel will offer air-conditioned living quarters including 100 single-bed cabins and 200 double-bed cabins for 500 persons. All cabins onboard will be facilitated with an en-suite bathroom, and telephone, internet and television connections.

The vessel will include facilities such as galley and mess rooms, which can be accessed by 250 guests in one seating. Additionally, facilities for a cinema, an internet cafe, coffee shop games room, gymnasium and recreation rooms will also be available.

Fully-equipped client offices suitable for 35 persons will be built in the open plan area on the main deck of the vessel. Dirty offices along with workshops, warehouses and a conference room will be built on the main deck.

The vessel will also feature a fully equipped hospital on the upper deck for easy access to the heli-deck. The hospital will include a medical office, an examination clinic with treatment facilities and a five-bed ward.

Floatel Triumph propulsion

The support vessel will be powered by six freshwater-cooled Wärtsilä 26 diesel engines, each providing a maximum power of 3,900kW. The propulsion system will include six 3,200kW azimuth thrusters.

An emergency diesel engine generator capable of producing 1,090kW of shipboard power will also be installed.