Apr 08, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lankan ship builder Colombo Dockyard has laid the keel for the first of a series three Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessels for Singapore’s Greatship Global Offshore Services. The vessel is designed to have an accommodation area for 50 persons. The vessel, scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2012, is to support offshore oil and gas fields around the clock, a company statement said.
It was designed by Seatech Solutions International of Singapore and incorporates an oil recovery arrangement.
The vessel will have an endurance of 35 days and a cruising range of about 9,200 nautical miles.
“Designed for operation worldwide and with a speed of 13.8 knots, the vessel can get to the desired location around the world as quickly as possible, minimizing downtime,” the yard said.
“The vessel shall also be equipped with an advanced dynamic positioning system which assures safe and more efficient operations while working in close proximity to oil platforms, even under the harsh weather conditions.