A monohull deep water construction vessel (DCV) based on the SOC 5000 design. The vessel can perform pipelaying, heavy construction and heavy lifting projects at the same time, and has the capability to execute complex deep water infrastructure and pipe line projects in ultra deep water.

Built by

DSME, South Korea



Owned by


Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions BV

Ordered by


Operated by


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Principal dimensions

211.5 m
46.2 m
Dead weight:
N/A tonnes
Draught (max):
N/A m
Speed (max):
12 kn
305 POB
Deck area:
N/A sqm

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration


Customised SOC 5000
Pipelay tower J-lay operations:
2,000 mT
Main crane operating down to:
- 3.500 m
Main crane lift capacity :
4,000 tonnes

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Ship history

The main offshore crane ensures sufficient lifting capacity to execute installation of fixed platforms in relatively shallow water. The ship can switch pipe reels on location and can work in water depths of up to 3,500 m. As the ship can stay on location and combine different projects at once, it saves time and reduces the need of other ships.

The 211.5 m long DP3 vessel, is equipped with a pipelay tower for J-lay operations with a tension capacity of 2,000 mT. The main crane has a revolving lift capacity of 4,000 metric tons at a radius between 17 and 40 m and is equipped with a deepwater lowering system to reach a water depth of 3,500 metres. The ship accommodates up to 305 persons, and has a transit speed of 12 knots.

The vessel was built at the DSME shipyard in South Korea, where the construction started in August 2011. After final outfitting on the lay system in Rotterdam in spring 2013, the vessel started work for Heerema.

In October 2013, ‘Aegir’ was awarded KVNR’s (the Royal Association of Dutch Shipowners) Shipping Award.

Please contact us for more information

Ulstein Design & Solutions B.V.

Cornerstone Building (6th floor)
Rotterdam Airportplein 32
3045 AP Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 10 475 00 11