DUBAI, UAE – Polarcus Ltd. (OSE:PLCS) has taken delivery of the Polarcus Adira seismic service vessel. It becomes the eighth 3D seismic capable vessel in Polarcus’ fleet.
It was built at Ulstein Verft in Norway and following a short shakedown will commence operations on charter for TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. ASA.
Polarcus Adira is an arctic-ready vessel designed and built for operations in arctic waters. She carries the ICE-1A* and Winterized Basic notations from DNV, and can operate in first-year ice of up to 1 m (3.28 ft) thickness without the assistance of icebreakers.
The vessel is a 3D 12-14 streamer seismic research platform that is 92 m (302 ft) long and 21 m (69 ft) wide. The ship has a towing pull of 82 tons in seismic operations and a maximum speed of 17 knots.