Kongsberg’s LARS systems on Jumeirah Offshore’s new DSV

Kongsberg Evotec, a subsidiary of marine technology company Kongsberg Maritime, will deliver two Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) for Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) to CSSC Huangpu Shipyard in Guangzhou China.

According to Kongsberg, the contract includes the first delivery of the recently patented K-LARS port frame solution, in addition to moon-pool LARS system. Kongsberg says that both are scheduled for delivery in June 2016.

Both will be installed onboard new Diving Support Vessel (DSV) Huangpu is building for Singapore-based Jumeirah Offshore. The vessel will be delivered in 2017.

A Norwegian company Skipsteknisk has been contracted to design the new vessel.

The vessel is a new DP III design, designated ST-246 DSV, has an overall length of 124m and will be fitted with a 24 men SAT dive system, and a 250t subsea crane.

Torkjell Ringstad, Vice President Handling Solutions, Kongsberg Maritime AS, said: “Our newly patented K-LARS system, where both ROV hangar door and A frame is integrated, fits perfectly for the design of Jumeirah Offshore’s new vessel and many other DSVs. We’re pleased to have won the first bid for our latest patented LARS technology, with support from Skipsteknisk, who we have collaborated with on seismic vessel projects in the past.”

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