Offshore contractor Naviera Integral has ordered a fast crew supplier (FCS) 5009 from Damen in anticipation of international oil major activity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Naviera Integral ordered the Damen vessel to meet anticipated demand from international oil majors in need of support services as a result of outgoing Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto’s energy sector reforms, which break the monopoly of state-owned energy company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on oil exploration in the country.
A stock FCS 5009 at Damen’s Song Cam shipyard in Vietnam will be fitted out prior to making passage to Mexico via Hawaii and the Panama Canal in 2019.
The vessel will be the 15th FCS 5009 and the 24th Damen vessel in Naviera Integral’s fleet, which is currently fully contracted.
The 50-m FCS 5009 design features Damen’s axe-bow hull design, which makes for smoother transit and reduced water resistance. The vessel ordered by Naviera Integral will have a dynamic positioning class of DP2, a FiFi1 firefighting designation and will be equipped with Damen’s 'connected ship' technology.
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