She is a purpose built DNV classified DP2 deep water ROV carrying vessel
capable of providing offshore construction and subsea support as well as inspection, repair and maintenance services.
Sister ship of Fugro's Geo Celtic seismic vessel she was built by the Bergen
Mekaniske Verksted shipyard in Bergen, Norway as Yard Number 161 in 2008 and is based on the Foland Ship Design.
Owned by E Forland AS she is under long term contract with Fugro Subsea Services.
She is 111m long with a 24m beam and 9.603m draught. GRT = 9,603, NT 2,881 and DWT 6,275.
The ship is equipped with four Rolls-Royce Bergen Diesel Engines (15,750KW) and two auxiliary engines driving Marelli Generators. The bow is equipped with one retractable 1,400kW Azimuth and two 2,000kW Brunvoll tunnel thrusters, there are also two 1,400kW Azimuth thrusters at the stern. Cruising speed of the ship is 16 knots with an endurance of between 60 and 90 days
She is also equiped with a Hydramarine 150Te AHC knuckle-boom crane designed to deploy a payload down to 3000m in addition to a Hydramarine10T auxiliary subsea crane able to reach 1,000m below sea level.
Two Fugro FCV3000 150HP ROV's can be deployed via hydraulically operated doors on either side of a central ROV hangar. A working moonpool measuring 7.2 x 7.2m with removable cover is situated immediately aft of the hanger area overlooked by the deck operations room.
The vessel has a nominal deck area of 1,030m2 of which 960m2 is timbered with a designed deck loading of 10T/m2 enabling a high degree of cargo and load flexibility. She also has a helideck designed to accommodate Sikorsky S61 / S92 helicopters with a maximum landing load of 12,800kg.
Accommodation on board comprises cabin space for 105 crew (37 single and 34 double cabins). In addition to on-line and offline survey rooms facilities include a hospital, fitness centre / gymnasium, client offices, conference rooms, a 50-seat amphitheatre, internet café, saunas and two lounge areas.
Safety equipment on board includes twin 105 Person Lifeboats and six number 35 person inflatable life rafts.
Fugro Subsea Services which is based in Aberdeen, Scotland specialise in providing ROV support vessels, trenching systems and remote engineering servicesprimarily in the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa. They are part of the Subsea Services Group which operate Worldwide.
MMSI - 258401000
REG - NO, Bergen
IMO - 9377016
Call Sign - LHOD
Built - Bergen, Laksevaag, NO
Yard No. - 161
L 111m W 24m
GT - 9603
Year - 2007
Liverpool 28 January 2014