Keppel completes ice-class subsea construction, intervention vessel
Keppel Singmarine has delivered a new multi-purpose ice-class vessel to New Orient Marine Pte.
TheMPV Everest, built to the proprietary design of Keppel Offshore & Marine’s ship design and development arm, Marine Technology Development, can operate in ambient temperature down to -30°C (-22°F), with an Ice Class Arc 5 notation, Class 3 dynamic positioning, and the ability to navigate in ice of up to 1 m (3.3 ft) thick.
The vessel will be deployed for subsea repair and construction activities in up to 3,000 m (9,842 ft) water depth, well intervention and diving support, with an 18-men twin-bell system, fire-fighting and emergency rescue operations, as well as towing and the provision of supplies in Arctic areas.
Over the past decade, Keppel O&M has completed 10 other ice-class shipbuilding projects, including four ice-class anchor handling tug supply/rescue vessels, two icebreakers, two ice-class supply vessels, an ice-class multi-purpose duty-rescue vessel, and an ice-class FSO.