Turkish Cemre Shipyard has launched a hull of a new platform supply vessel being built for of Fafnir Offshore, an Icelandic oil service company.
The vessel, named Polarsyssel, is a Havyard 832L WE design and it is Iceland’s first platform supply vessel.
Polarsyssel is an Ice Class B vessel and can accommodate 30 people. The ship is 88.5 meters long and 17.6 meters wide. The deck area is 850 square meters with a modular helideck. The ship is equipped with a fire fighting unit, an emergency oil recovery system, a dynamic-positioning system (DP2) for optimal position keeping during operations, refueling system for Jet A-1 fuel, and a night vision detection system for identifying people, oil, and ice in the dark. On board there is a twin-jet rescue boat as well as two work, search, and rescue boats.
The launching ceremony took place last Saturday in Cemre Shipyard in Turkey, and according to a statement issued by the shipyard, including this project Cemre has launched 29 ships so far.
The ship will service the Arctic island Spitsbergen 180 days a year, first season beginning in spring 2014. On their website the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in Norway stated that the new ship and two helicopters will strengthen the service in the Svalbard region substantially. The vessel will, in addition to servicing Spitsbergen, patrol, prevent pollution, conduct rescue services, and monitor environmental developments in the Svalbard archipelago, Bear Island, and Hopen.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, March 6, 2014