ULSTEINVIK, Norway – The Ulstein Verft newbuild Island Performer has been delivered to ship owner Island Offshore. The riserless light well intervention (RLWI/IMR) vessel will serve her first five years for FTO (a joint venture between FMC Technologies, Edison Chouest Offshore, and Island Offshore) in the Gulf of Mexico.
“The vessel is customized to suit the scope of work in the FTO contract, in which RLWI and inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) are the main tasks,” says Managing Director Håvard Ulstein, Island Offshore. “She is able to perform operations at depths down to 3,000 m (9,843 ft), and the contracted work starts at year’s end. However, the very first assignment will be for the RogFast connection in Norway, in which the scope of work will be to investigate the sea bottom.”
Island Performer has a 250-metric ton (276-ton) active heave compensated (AHC) crane with a below-deck winch, and carries two deepsea work ROVs – one to be launched through a dedicated moon pool and the other from the starboard side.
Island Performer is the next-generation subsea vessel from Ulstein, with large accommodation, storage, and lifting capacities. It meets the highest standards for station keeping, redundancy, and dynamic positioning, and it is able to retain system integrity and continue operations uninterruptedly even after a substantial single system failure.