OTC 2014: Boskalis plans giant offshore transport vessel

Royal Boskalis Westminster has started studies for a new ultra large V-class heavy marine transport vessel (HTV).

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Royal Boskalis Westminster has started studies for a new ultra large V-class heavy marine transport vessel (HTV).

These will address opportunities in the FPSO/FLNG markets in particular and the associated technical requirements.

Boskalis’Dockwise Vanguard, which entered service early 2013, is currently the world’s largest V-class HTV with a carrying capacity of 117,000 metric tons (128,970 tons) and a deck space of 270 x 70 m (886 x 229 ft).

The new vessel will be larger in terms of length, breadth and carrying capacity, with a bow-less design and asymmetric accommodation.

05/07/2014

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