Amarcon, part of the ABB group, has received an OCTOPUS-Onboard order from the Dutch company Wagenborg for its pioneering new-build ‘Walk to work vessel’.
This new type of offshore maintenance support vessel is currently being built at the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard in the Netherlands. The dynamically positioned, DP2 vessel, will be 79 m overall with a breadth of 16 m, draught of 5.4 m, service speed of 12.5 knots and 10,000hp. The vessel is expected to be delivered early 2015.
The vessel will be deployed in order to support the NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij) during its offshore operations in the coming ten years in a more efficient, safe and cost-effective manner. The vessel will be utilized in maintenance and service projects at the offshore locations of NAM and Shell UK in the Southern North Sea.