Spanish yard delivers Ulstein-design OSV
Standby vessel ‘Esvagt Aurora’ has been delivered by Zamakona
Astilleros Zamakona has delivered the ‘Esvagt Aurora’ to Esvagt, a company in the Danish multinational A.P. Møller-Mærsk group. This is the third vessel the Bilbao based shipyard has built for this client.
Esvagt Aurora is 87m long, 17m wide and has 9,240kW of diesel-electric power. It features the characteristic Ulstein design X-bow. The vessel is designed to perform high sea towage tasks, and is fitted with a duplex DP system for position-keeping in adverse climate conditions with hurricane-force winds and rough seas, enabling continuous operation of deep-sea ROVs. The vessel and its equipments are built to DNV Clean Design notation, with low emissions to the air and water. It has also achieved DNV Comf-V notation due to low noise and vibration levels.
The main mission of the vessel is to remain on stand by, and give immediate assistance to offshore platforms in emergency situations. The vessel is adapted to the harsh climate conditions in the Barents See, where she will start operating for Eni Norge on a 10 year charter.
The yard says that the vessel integrates the latest technological developments for launching and recovery of rescue boats, de-icing equipment to avoid ice accretion on the decks, and pollution control gear, fulfilling the standards required by the Norwegian Authorities.
“The delivery of this vessel represents the consolidation of Shipyard Zamakona among the world leaders in building Stand By vessels. We would like to express our thanks to Esvagt for trusting in Zamakona, and we are sure that Esvagt Aurora will fulfil and exceed the expectations put in her” states the president of Zamakona Group Pedro Garaygordobil.
Zamakona has recently contracted two further OSVs for Atlantic Offshore.
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