MacGregor has delivered observation platforms to the first two of six seismic vessels under construction for Polarcus at the Drydocks World Dubai shipyard in the United Arab Emirates.
The platforms located at mooring-deck are mainly used in mooring operations and are destined for use on board the owner’s two Ulstein Design type SX124 vessels ‘Polarcus Nadia’ and ‘Polarcus Naila’.
These vessels are technically-advanced, 3D seismic vessels capable of towing up to twelve streamers. They will each feature two MacGregor hydraulically-operated platforms designed and manufactured to the shape of the surrounding shell plating and delivered with pre-assembled coaming and ready tested in workshop. In open position, the platforms are supported by preventer stays and designed to carry a load of 500kg.
MacGregor’s scope of supply per ship-set includes:
- two ready painted and preassembled doors with coaming
- two hydraulic power units with components
- two electric starter boards, control panels and components
- operating and maintenance manuals
The vessels are scheduled to enter service by the end of this year.