PHOTO: Keel Laid for Maersk Subsea Support Vessels


The keel laying ceremony for all four subsea support vessels under construction for Maersk Supply Service (MSS) at COSCO Dalian Shipyard took place on December 9, 2015, the company informed through its social media.

COSCO secured this USD 470-million construction contract back in August last year.

The vessels are of MT6027 Marin Teknikk-design with length of 138 metres, a beam of 27 metres and deadweight of 8,000t.

Features of the DP3-rated vessels include 1,925 sq. metres of free deck space, accommodation for 120 people and a 400t AHC crane, rated for operations in water depths of up to 3,000 metres.

The vessels will also have the option to install an under deck carousel for 3,000t of product plus be configured for a 275t vertical lay tower over the deck of the moon pool.

According to MSS, the construction is going as planned, and the first vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2017.

Subsea World News Staff; Photo: MSS/COSCO

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