Polarcus Nadia

A 12 streamer 3D seismic research vessel of the ULSTEIN SX124 design. The X-BOW combined with diesel-electric propulsion ensure excellent performances in fuel consumption, sea-keeping and speed. The ship is equipped with high specification catalytic convertors, double hull, and an advanced bilge water cleaning system.

Vessel type

Seismic research

Design

SX124

Built by

Drydocks World - Dubai

Year

2009

Owned by

Polarcus

Designed by

Ulstein Design & Solutions AS

Ordered by

Polarcus

Principal dimensions

Length:
90.8 m
Beam:
19 m
Dead weight:
4000 tonnes
Speed (max):
15 kn
Accommodation:
69 POB

Note: Subject to selected variant configuration

Capacities

Fuel oil:
1650 cbm
Fresh water:
1050 cbm
Water ballast:
1900 cbm

Classifications

  • DnV +1A1, ICE-C, COMF-V(3), HELDK, NAUT-AW, E0, SF, CLEAN DESIGN, DynPos AUTR

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Ship history

‘Polarcus Nadia’ is the first of totally six seismic research vessels constructed for Polarcus at Drydocks World - Dubai.  The vessel is build number 66 and was delivered in December 2009.

The vessel´s first commission was to work off Liberia. The first survey was acquired with a 10-streamer seismic array, each streamer being 7,200 metres long and with 100 metres separation between streamers.

“My experience is that the most complete and most knowledgeable environment in seismology and the offshore industry is in Norway”, said director Peter Zickerman at Polarcus on the occasion of the delivery of the vessel. “The North Sea oil activity is conducted in harsh weather and under strict standards of health, environment and safety. These challenges have given both crews and suppliers of ships and equipment invaluable experience.”

“I’ve followed the development of the X-BOW® since the concept was launched and have always thought it interesting and an improvement on traditional ship designs. For a long time there was little innovation in ship design, but here came along something entirely new. When we started working on our project, we visited the Ulstein Group and met the design environment there, and we spoke with crew members and the management at Bourbon Offshore Norway, who have had good results with their X-BOW vessel. We were then convinced this would be a good design for us, particularly with regard to the environment. It is very important to us that the crew have good, safe working conditions, and we believe this design will be an important contribution towards that end,” said Zickerman. 

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