A new large drillship has been delivered by a Singaporean shipyard while a new multi-purpose workboat has entered service with a French operator. Two different customers in the UK have also placed orders for four new crewboats, all of which were designed by the same local engineering firm.
TransOcean takes delivery of high-specification drillship
TransOcean has taken delivery of a new drilling vessel from Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine.
Deepwater Atlas is the first in a series of two vessels ordered by TransOcean. Both were designed by Sembcorp Marine to be capable of 20,000psi drilling operations and to drill at water depths of up to 12,000 feet (3,650 metres).
Deepwater Atlas will also be capable of low-emission operations thanks to a hybrid power arrangement.
Multi-purpose workboat handed over to France’s TSM
Dutch builder Neptune Marine has delivered a new multi-purpose workboat to French operator Thomas Services Maritimes (TSM).
TSM Batz was designed to be fit-for-purpose for the renewable energy and marine works markets.
The newbuild has a length of 24 metres, a beam of nine metres, two cranes, an A-frame, and spuds to allow operation in shallow waters. Power is provided by IMO Tier III engines.
Manor Renewable Energy orders crewboat pair
UK-based Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has placed an order for two crewboats in a series
Both vessels will be to Chartwell Marine designs. Each will have hybrid propulsion and capacity for 24 passengers.
The crewboats will be manufactured by Manor Marine UK at its Dorset facilities.
HST Marine places repeat crewboat order with Isle of Wight builder
Welsh operator HST Marine has awarded Isle of Wight shipbuilder Diverse Marine a contract for the construction of two Chartwell Marine-designed all-aluminium crewboats.
Construction on the future HST Frances and HST Millie has already commenced. These will be near identical sisters of HST Ella (pictured), which was delivered to the same owner in 2021.
The newer vessels will also feature hybrid propulsion.
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