Wärtsilä to design heavy construction ship for Subsea 7

06 Jun 2013
The VS 4285 HCV for Subsea 7

The VS 4285 HCV for Subsea 7

Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the design for a large heavy construction vessel (HCV) to be built for Subsea 7 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.

The ship will be to the VS 4285 HCV design, and Wärtsilä claims it will be one of most capable vessels in Subsea 7's fleet of over 40 ships. It will be deployed globally to meet increasing demands for larger and more complex projects, undertaken year-round in deep waters and harsh environments. 

The ship is being designed with high-level dynamic positioning capabilities, and an efficient hull form. It will be 160m length oa, with 32m beam and a deck area of about 2,600m2. A 600t crane will be fitted, and two ROVs, and the ship will have accommodation for 132 personnel.

"We have enjoyed a successful co-operation with both Subsea 7 and HHI, major players in their industries. This latest order follows the contract that Wärtsilä received last year to design a dive support vessel for Subsea 7, which is also being built by HHI. It clearly indicates the confidence that the industry has in Wärtsilä Ship Design's offering. Our way of working is based on deep understanding of the clients demand and the operating profile of each vessel in question and prepare the design accordingly," says Riku-Pekka Hägg, vice president Wärtsilä Ship Design.

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