Offshore Vessel News Roundup | December 1 – Greek FSRU delivery, SWATH crewboat orders and more
A rebuilt floating processing unit has been handed over to a Greek owner while a Dutch operator places orders for additional renewables support vessels. Designs have meanwhile been selected for crewboats for a UK customer and jackup barges that will be deployed in the Middle East.
Converted FSRU delivered to GasLog
Singapore shipbuilder Seatrium has handed over a converted floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to Greek natural gas company GasLog.
Alexandroupolis has completed nearshore testing works and will soon set sail for Greece for final gas commissioning works. It will be deployed in waters 17 kilometres south-west of the Port of Alexandroupolis.
The FSRU will have a projected delivery capacity of 5.5 cubic million metres per year.
Windcat orders additional hydrogen-powered CSOVs
Dutch offshore support vessel (OSV) operator Windcat has placed an order for two additional commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) to be built by compatriot Damen Shipyards.
Damen will now build a total of five CSOVs in a series for Windcat. There is also an option for Windcat to order a sixth vessel.
The CSOVs will each have a length of 87 metres, a beam of 20 metres, accommodations for 120 personnel, and a dual-fuel hydrogen propulsion system.
US firm to design jackup barges for Saudi Arabia’s Jana Marine Services
Houston-based marine engineering firm Zentech has been awarded a basic design engineering contract for two self-elevating barges for Saudi Arabia offshore services company Jana Marine Services (JMS).
Zentech will perform the basic design engineering of these vessels, which will include all basic engineering details and drawings allowing JMS to build the rigs in its shipyard of choice. The design will include the hull, the living quarters, the helicopter deck, cranes, thrusters, legs, and spud cans.
The basic engineering design will be approved by and built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) class rules.
Design selected for future SWATH crewboats for UK operator
UK naval architecture firm Ad Hoc Marine Designs has been selected to design three new SWATH crewboats in a series for local operator Maritime Craft Services (MCS).
The vessels will each have IMO Tier III-compliant propulsion systems, IMO-compliant ballast water treatment systems, a deadweight tonnage of 30, and business-class seating for up to 24 technicians. A SWATH design was selected due to its enhanced seakeeping, allowing each crewboat to operate an additional 100 days per year compared to a conventional catamaran.
The crewboats will be built by Tyovene of Finland.