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Monday, 7 December 2015

OSD develops new RLWI / IMR Vessel for Upstream - Austin Offshore

OSD-IMT, the UK division of Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD), is designing two 120 m IMT9120 Riserless Light Well Intervention / IMR vessels for Austin Offshore Pte Ltd, the shipping arm of Upstream Drilling Pte Ltd, Singapore.


The diesel-electric propulsion vessels are intended to carry out riserless light well intervention, light construction, subsea installation, inspection maintenance and repair of subsea installations. They can deploy three ROVs, and have a 250-tonne-capacity AHC crane as well as a travelling gantry well intervention tower system. The 9,500 dwt vessels have accommodation for 140 persons. Dimensions are 120 m LOA, and 30 m beam with an operational draft of 7.5 m.


The vessels will be built by China Merchants Industry Holdings Co Ltd, Hong Kong, China, under a contract with Singapore-based Upstream - Austin Offshore Pte Ltd signed at the Marintec Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai on Wednesday, 2 December, 2015.


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Offshore Ship Designers Group (OSD) is a global one-stop resource delivering naval architecture and marine engineering skills to the shipping and offshore energy industries. It draws on an experienced global workforce to provide high-quality feasibility studies, conceptual and detailed designs for tugs and offshore support vessels of all types. OSD is based in IJmuiden, The Netherlands, and has offices in Dundee, York, Appledore, Shanghai and Singapore. www.offshoreshipdesigners.com


For more information:

Merijn Brusselers

Offshore Ship Designers

+31 (0)255 54 50 70

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