SINGAPORE – Equinox Offshore Accommodation has contracted Sembawang Shipyard to convert a ropax vessel to a DP-2 accommodation and repair vessel.
Sembawang says it won the $140-million contract based on its track record in passenger-ship conversion and upgrading, and in DP-2 and DP-3 offshore vessel conversion work.
The vessel, which will be renamed ARV3, is due to arrive in the shipyard in January for the conversion/modification. When completed it will be a diesel electric DP-2 vessel designed and equipped to provide accommodation for up to 450 personnel and workshop facilities to support offshore facilities and projects in deepwater.
On completion in late 2012, ARV3 will be deployed offshore Brazil for five years under a charter contract with Petrobras.