Poland-based Remontowa Shipbuilding has launched a new platform supply vessel (PSV), designed for an unnamed ship owner operating offshore support vessels (OSVs) in the North Sea.

The new PSV, which after delivery will be used to transport bulk shipping cargo, liquid and general cargo, will be equipped with fire fighting systems and oil spill collection equipment.

With a deck area of over 800m² and capacity to carry 4,100t of cargo at a speed of 14.3 knots, the vessel is the largest in the class of medium ships to be operated in the deep waters and harsh weather conditions of the North Sea, Remontowa said.

The new PSV’s hull shape and superstructure is different to the vessels previously delivered to the Brazilian and African markets, according to the company.

The PSV is fitted with diesel electric propulsion, including four generators that produce a total power output of 6800kWe, as well as a class 2 dynamic positioning (DP) system that enables the ship to operate in harsh weather conditions.

The vessel will complete the classifier performance standards of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and is expected to secure a ‘Green Passport’, which means no potentially harmful materials to human health or the environment were used during construction.

Actual limits and vessel specifics will be confirmed following dock trials, tests in the yard at the quayside and sea trials, which will start after the complete production process.

MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting has provided the conceptual design and all technical documentation for the new PSV.