New Orient Marine accepts delivery of multi-purpose ice-class vessel
Keppel Singmarine has delivered a multi-purpose ice-class vessel to New Orient Marine – a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services.
Named MPV Everest, the vessel was built to the proprietary design of Keppel Offshore and Marine’s ship design and development arm, Marine Technology Development. The vessel can operate in ambient temperature as low as -30°C.
It will have an Ice Class Arc 5 notation and capabilities such as Class 3 dynamic positioning and navigating in ice of up to one metre thickness.
Designed for high-performance operations in harsh Arctic and cold-climate conditions, MPV Everest can carry out subsea repair and construction activities at 3,000 metres of water depth; well intervention; diving support services with an 18-man, twin-bell system; fire-fighting and emergency rescue operations; towing; and the provision of supplies in Arctic terrain.