DUBAI, UAE – Marine Assets Corp. (MAC) has signed four contracts for the construction of offshore supply vessels (OSVs) with Fujian Mawei Shipyard, in southeast China, valued at $125 million, according to a World Maritime News report.
This will bring the current MAC order book to 25 vessels, due for delivery between May 2014 and June 2016, ranging in size and specification from 60-m (197-ft) platform supply vessels (PSVs) up to 500-man flotels.
The recent signing relates to two additional 60-m PSVs, to follow on from the successful launch of the current two, slated for delivery in July and two newly designed 89-m (292-ft) MAC motels, which will feature 240 beds, a crane, and walk-to-work gangways.
The motels will be the first OSVs to be delivered with the revolutionary OMPECO Garbage Convertor, which reduces garbage in volume by 70% and converts it to inert sterile dust.
Also to be installed is the EPIC POB Monitoring system, which will electronically track POB, both on the vessel, and across the gangway, enabling the Master to know the exact whereabouts of ship-based personal at any given time, an invaluable solution during an emergency muster.