New Dutch-designed OSV series boasts multi-role capability

Photo: Damen

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a new series of offshore support vessel (OSV) that may also be utilised for nearshore operations.

Designed by OSD-IMT, the vessels in the series will each have an aft deck with 800 square metres of open space, a DP2 system, accommodation for 14 crew and 46 other personnel, and a minimum operating draught of only three metres.

The entire beam of will be available for performing tasks such as welding, as it is free from de-aeration systems and filling pipes. The strengthened deck will also make it suitable for different equipment sets.

The vessels will each be equipped with an active heave compensated crane, which has a short boom lifting capacity of 65 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 30 metres. If additional customisation is required, the vessel can be outfitted with a daughter craft, an A-frame, FiFi2 equipment, an anchor handling tug winch, stern rollers, or a four-point mooring system.

Damen said the vessel’s design will allow it to be used for other roles such as dredging, subsea mining, military training, and humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR).

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