UK: North Sea Giant Wins Ship of the Year 2012 Award

UK: North Sea Giant Wins Ship of the Year 2012 Award

The offshore supply vessel North Sea Giant was given the Offshore Support Journal “Ship of the Year 2012” award. The vessel of Norwegian operator North Sea Shipping AS received this prestigious prize during the Offshore Support Vessel Conference in London.

North Sea Giant is one of the largest and most powerful offshore supply vessels equipped with Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP) as the main propulsion system.

Offshore construction vessels (OCV) are multi-purpose vessels, used particularly by the oil and gas industry. They are at home on all oceans of the world. The North Sea Giant is 161 meters long, 30 meters wide and fully equipped for  long-term operation at sea. With her two cranes, she is one of the biggest and most advanced vessels of this type ever built. The giant vessel is driven by five Voith Schneider Propellers.

In high seas, the extremely fast and precise propeller control system allows the North Sea Giant to be kept safely and accurately on position. This is ensured by the dynamic positioning system (DP3), which uses the VSP thrust forces, as well as  by the Voith Roll Stabilization (VRS). The propellers ensure precise control, a high degree of propulsion efficiency and low fuel consumption, even in adverse weather and current conditions. The robustness and reliability which result in  minimum downtimes and extremely low service costs are further advantages. These characteristics are required for applications such as the installation of ever bigger platforms, working in depths of up to 3 000 meters, for the construction of  extraction units as well as for pipe laying, cable laying or for the installation of tidal current turbines.

North Sea Giant has been in service since June 2011. She has a load carrying capacity of 14 200 tons and can accommodate up to 199 crew members.

North Sea Giant from Video on Vimeo.

 

Source: Voith Turbo, March 8, 2012: Image/Video: North Sea Shipping AS

 

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Oil & Gas Vietnam 2019

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV) 2019 is the only specialized oil & gas event in Vietnam that brings together an international congregation…

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2020

Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges associated with future sector growth.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply