HMS commits to new construction vessel

Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has issued a letter of intent to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to build a new deepwater construction vessel.

Offshore staff

LEIDEN, the Netherlands -- Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has issued a letter of intent to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to build a new deepwater construction vessel.

For this $ 600-700 million investment HMC opted to build a monohull vessel capable of performing complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in deep and ultra-deepwater, but also with sufficient lifting capacity to install fixed platforms in relatively shallow water.

One of the vessel’s main features will be its fast transit speed.

DSME scope covers design, engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning, and testing of the vessel. Huisman will be responsible for the cranes, tower and reels. The vessel is due to completion all tests and trials by mid-2013.

Jan Pieter Klaver, CEO of HMC, said, "We are confident that with DSME and Huisman we found reliable partners who can build a key asset that will assist us in expanding further into more ultra deep and complex SURF projects globally."


07/20/2010

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