Built byZhejiang Shipbuilding Co.
Owned byVan Oord
Designed byUlstein Design & Solutions BV
Operated byVan Oord
- 154.4 m
- 28.0 m
- Draught (max):
- 8.0 m
- Speed (max):
- 13 kn
- 60 POB
Note: Subject to selected variant configuration
- Design type:
- Subsea rock installation vessel (SRI)
- Bureau Veritas
- CLEAN DESIGN
- Green passport
Working in close cooperation with Van Oord, this is the first fully integrated design where the Dutch Ulstein companies have been responsible for the development and integration of both the mission equipment and vessel design. SRI vessels stabilise and protect subsea pipelines, cables and other structures at depths down to 1,500 metres.
The DP-3 vessel is a unique design featuring the distinct X-BOW® hull line and meets the requirements for Clean Design Notation, Green Passport and Ice Class 1A – PC7. The vessel and its equipment are designed for year-round operability in harsh weather and high-sea states.
Ulstein has also supplied the main Fall Pipe Deployment system and the majority of the ancillary systems of the rock installation tower. Ulstein puts a strong focus on simplicity, by mechanizing the systems as much as possible, enabling higher levels of safety and control and as such minimising human interaction during the deployment and recovery of the fall pipe.
September 2015: First steel cut
December 2016: Launch
End 2017: Construction completed. Sailed to Xiamen for installation of the innovative Fall Pipe Deployment system. Final outfitting/commissioning at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
May 2018: Outfitting and commissioning completed. Naming ceremony on 21 May.
End May 2018: The vessel will set course for Norway to work on various North Sea projects. From mid-July, she will carry out stabilisation operations for Nord Stream 2, the gas pipeline that will stretch from Russia to Germany.
IMO Number: 9756200
Introductory film: How does the vessel work? (CR: Van Oord)
Image below from the launch of the ship.
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