‘Skandi Aker’ named ship of the year 2010

10 Sep 2010
‘Skandi Aker’ running her sea trials

‘Skandi Aker’ running her sea trials

Aker Solutions’ new deepwater intervention vessel, ‘Skandi Aker’, was recently announced winner of the international ‘Ship of the Year 2010’ award.

The award was presented to Stig Antonsen, VP Marine in Aker Solutions, by Rikke Lind, state secretary of the Norwegian Ministry for Trade and Industry, at the SMM 2010 trade show in Hamburg, Germany.

Skandi Aker is the most advanced vessel of its kind and is a multi-purpose vessel designed to perform riser-based well intervention services along with subsea construction and installation activities at water depths up to 3,000m. Other existing well intervention vessels are limited to operations at approximately 800m water depth.

The 157m long ship, built at STX Norway Offshore’s yard in Søviknes, Norway, is the largest monohull subsea well intervention vessel built, boasting a large deck space, heavy capacity subsea cranes, excellent sea-keeping performance, all interventions using dynamic positioning system, and 18 knots transit speed. She is equipped with a module handling system and a 400-ton AHC crane.

A unique feature of Skandi Aker is its multi-functionality. When not performing well intervention work, the vessel can perform subsea installation and construction work, handling 225 tonne structures down to 3,000m water depth. The newbuilding, which is owned by Norwegian company DOF ASA, is currently performing subsea construction and installation work offshore West Africa.

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