Damen Shipyards has launched the first of a new vessel type for offshore energy and near-shore marine services
Albwardy Damen shipyard in the United Arab Emirates has introduced the first multi-functional vessel built to a Multibuster 8020 design by Damen’s subsidiary OSD-IMT.
This versatile vessel is suitable for a wide range of offshore and marine services with a minimum operating draught of 3 m for shallow water operations and 800 m2 of unobstructed aft deck for cargo and tasks such as welding.
The 80-m vessel has accommodation for 60 people including 14 crew, and has easily accessible storage. Albwardy Damen outfitted it with an active heave-compensated crane with a short-boom lifting capacity of 65 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 30 m.
If additional customisation is required, the Multibuster could be outfitted with daughter craft, an A-frame, FiFi2 fire-fighting system, an anchor-handling tug winch, stern rollers or a four-point mooring system.
Albwardy Damen strengthened the hull during its construction for cable laying and other services. It can be used for surveying, trenching, hose handling, ROV deployment and diving activities.
If required, a walk-to-work system can be installed to support infrastructure maintenance and other offshore services.
This vessel type would be suitable for dredging and subsea mining applications, where it could support other ships, and for humanitarian aid and disaster relief support.
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