Romania-based Damen Shipyards Galati has launched the ‘World Diamond’, the first in a series of six fully-equipped platform supply vessels (PSV) being built for World Wide Supply, a Norway-based offshore firm.
The new vessel is built to Damen’s PSV 3300 series specifications, part of the company’s the newly designed range of platform supply vessels.
The five remaining vessels will be built and completed in Galati, Romania, with design, engineering and main equipment provided by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands.
World Diamond will be used for supporting hydrocarbon exploration and production activities by transporting people as well as different cargo including fuel, drinking water, salt brine, cement, barite, drilling mud and drilling pipes to and from offshore drilling rigs and production platforms.
Damen’s PSV 3300 series vessels will also be capable of transporting conventional containers on deck.
The vessel, which is equipped with a dynamic positioning 2 (DP2) system, a fire-fighting system and oil recovery equipment, has a length of 80.10m, breadth 16.20m, draught of 6.15m and maximum weight on deck of 400t.
Capable of travelling at speeds of up to 13.7 knots, World Diamond will be able to accommodate 20 people including crew and passengers.
Image: World Diamond will be used by World Wide Supply for carrying cargo and people to and from offshore drilling rigs and production platforms. Photo: Damen.