Vard has selected Norwegian Deck Machinery (NDM) to supply a large winch package for a new-build Diving Support and Construction Vessel to be built for Kreuz Subsea group.
The vessel will be of VARD 3 17 design, with a total length of 91.2 meters and a beam of 21.5 meters, and has been developed especially for diving support and subsea construction duties.
Under the agreement, NDM will deliver two combined windlass/mooring winches; Two chain stoppers; two capstans; Four 60T mooring system winches (4-point mooring system) and one remote control system (bridge mounted) for the 4-point mooring system. According to NDM, the equipment is scheduled for delivery in Q2 2016.
Hull construction is to be carried out at Vard Tulcea in Romania, while the delivery is scheduled from Vard Søviknes in Norway in 2Q 2017.
The DP2 class vessel will have a 100-ton active heave compensated offshore crane, for which NDM will deliver a 4-point mooring system, and it will be prepared for Remote Operating Vehicles (ROVs).
The diving system features a single bell system for a maximum of 12 divers, and can operate in water depths of up to 300 meters with a surface diving spread suitable for air diving in up to 50 meters depth. The diving accommodation is divided into three saturation living chambers.
The vessel will be able to accommodate up to 105 persons.