Singapore based Strategic Marine has secured a newbuild contract with an unnamed oil major to build a purpose designed 12-m long workboat with delivery scheduled in mid-2021
The company revealed the workboat will be deployed to offshore deepwater projects and will have unique features to overcome demanding operational conditions.
The vessel is designed to be launched and retrieved from a larger mothership with a single point lifting hook and will perform line handling and crew transfer duties. It features a 2-tonne capstan, 5-tonne tow hook and an open transom, allowing operators to perform line handling duties with ease.
The workboat can achieve a top speed of 25 knots fully loaded and carries up to 10 passengers in comfort allowing offshore crew transfers to be carried out.
Strategic Marine said innovations to the vessel design include an advanced marine propulsion system – waterjet propulsion replaces conventional propellers to increase maneuverability.
Strategic Marine chief executive Eng Yew Chan said “As the vessel will be operating in a remote location with limited onshore support available, the focus on quality and operational availability is paramount to its success. We were pleased to demonstrate the benefits Strategic Marine offer in our proposal and we look forward to delivering on our promises.”
“2020 has been a phenomenal year for us and nothing short of successful. As we look ahead into 2021, we have exciting plans lined up and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues at Strategic Marine and more importantly, our customers for their invaluable support.”
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