Damen Shipyards has received an order from Norwegian shipowner World Wide Supply (WWS) to build two more platform supply vessels (PSVs).
Built using the Damen PSV 3300 CD design, the two PSVs will be added to four vessels the company had ordered last December.
PSV pair, which will be built at Damen’s facility in Romania, are scheduled to be delivered by end of 2013 and upon delivery they will be operated by Norway’s Remoy Management. Remøy managing director Ståle Remøy said the company is glad it has been able to achieve another two ships from Damen of this modern design.
"With the special wave piercing bow and the extremely slim waterlines, these ships will have an increased operational window, higher transit speed, reduced fuel consumption and increased crew comfort," Remøy said.
"The living quarters are developed according to strict demands for noise reduction, which also improves comfort and safety for the crew and we have a lot of faith in these new vessels and are looking forward to service the offshore market."
Damen said the vessels will be built on its E3 concept of making vessels environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable, which helps reduce the environmental impact of vessels and improve efficiency at the same time.
The vessels will be 80m long, offer 700m² of main deck space, used to transport supplies to oil and gas rigs and be designed to perform efficiently in adverse weather conditions.
Damen Shipyards product director offshore and transport Jan van Os said the company has aimed for a ‘workhorse’, a PSV with excellent sea keeping qualities, low maintenance and in line with the latest Clean Design and Environmental Protection requirements of the major classification societies.
"Also, it should be an efficient vessel for the crew to operate and to live on when at sea," van Os said.
The company said in order to create cost efficient, emission friendly offshore supply vessel, the hull shape, coatings, the location of oil tanks, refrigerants, recovery of waste heat and engine emissions have all been thoroughly researched and redesigned.
Image: Damen PSV 3300 CD pair will be added to the four vessels WWS had ordered last December, 2011. Photo: Damen.