Norwegian shipyard Solstrand AS has been awarded a contract to build the latest in a fast-expanding range of offshore vessels from Havyard Maritime, the Havyard 832 CD PSV. The ship has been ordered by Supply Service AS in the Faeroe Islands
Havyard Maritime describes the Havyard 832 as designed to fill what the company perceives as a gap in the market for PSVs between the typical medium size PSV (with a deadweight of 3,200-3,500 tonnes) and large PSVs (with a deadweight in the 4,500-5,000 tonnes range). The first example, for Supply Service, is planned for delivery in September 2008.
The Havyard 832 CD has deadweight of 4,000 tonnes, which the designer believes will give it an advantage in the market, since the vessel has significant higher capacities compared with medium size vessels and what Havyard Maritime describes as “a very competitive price compared with larger vessels.”
The design is also very flexible, and is designed to be lengthened – by approximately 5m – if more capacity is required. The beam would also enable a ship to be fitted with a ROV or more accommodation and, in keeping with modern design philosophies, the vessel will also bear a Clean Design class notation.
As highlighted on a number of occasions in OSJ, Havyard Maritime launched a range of anchor handlers and construction vessels last year. Since then it has been actively developing several other new OSV designs, a number of which were highlighted by the company’s managing director, Geir-Johann Bakke, in a presentation at the first OSJ Annual Conference, which took place in London in mid-March.
Closely related to the Havyard 832 is the 5,500dwt Havyard 835, another PSV, which has a length of 96.5m, beam of 20.0m, height to main deck of 9m and a large deck of some 1,070m2.
As Mr Bakke highlighted in his presentation, the design meets all of the latest environmental standards, including having a double hull, a selective catalytic reduction system for limiting NOx emissions, facilities for oil recovery operations and equipment to meet NOFO 2005 requirements.
This particular vessel is also prepared for ROV operations, for easy installation of a moonpool, a large offshore crane and a helicopter platform. It is also designed to accommodate a total number of 68 people, divided into 12 single, 22 double cabins and two cabins for contractor personnel.
In recent weeks, Havyard Maritime’s designs have met with a good deal of success, with Havyard International securing contracts at ABG Shipyard Ltd, India for delivery of design packages for the construction of four Havyard 842 AHTS’s for Singapore-based owner Pacific First Shipping Ltd.
Importantly, this contract represents the first Havyard design to be built at a shipyard outside Norway; ABG Shipyard is a leading Indian shipbuilder with an orderbook comprising more than 50 vessels of different types, including a number of OSVs, for which it is earning a growing reputation. With such a large and growing orderbook, ABG is in the process of building another site, at which the new Havyard anchor handler will be built. As Mr Bakke explained, there are now a total of nine vessels of this type under construction.
“A major reason for choosing the Havyard 842 was that Havyard Group has both ship designer and shipbuilder ‘in house,’ ensuring that the company’s designs should be ‘builder friendly,’ and competitive,” said Mr Bakke. “In addition, the Havyard 842 is an optimised AHTS based on North Sea technology, making the vessel competitive worldwide and especially in the North Sea.”
In order to take advantage of the fast-expanding Indian market, Havyard Leirvik has appointed Garware Offshore Services Ltd as its agent in the region, and Havyard and Garware are reportedly working on several other projects in the Indian market where great interest has been expressed in Havyard designs.
Addressing the OSJ Annual Conference, Mr Bakke said Havyard Leirvik was also working on designs for a range of other vessels, including a large, multipurpose version of the Havyard 835 PSV, a Havyard 858 icebreaking design, a ‘green’ PSV fuelled by LNG (the Havyard 836 LNG), and the Havyard 860, a large construction vessel/cable layer.OSJ