Four more gas-fuelled PSVs for Siem

31 Dec 2013
Siem has ordered an additional four VS 4411 DF PSVs

Siem has ordered an additional four VS 4411 DF PSVs

Poland's Remontowa shipyard is to build four more dual-fuelled PSVs to the Wärtsilä Ship Design VS 4411 DF design for Siem Offshore.

Siem currently has two other ships to the same design under construction, one at Hellesoy in Norway, which is, scheduled for delivery in 2014 which will be chartered to Total, and the other at Remontowa which, when delivered in 2015, will enter a charter with Norske Shell.

The VS 4411 is 89m length oa, 19m beam, 970m2 deck area and 5,500dwt capacity.

The dual-fuel systems allow for the use of either LNG or MDO as fuel, and the engines and hull design combine to offer lower fuel consumption, lower fuel cost and lower emissions.

The vessels will be built to meet the highest requirements for operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and are also suited for operations in other geographical areas.

They will be equipped for fire fighting, oil spill recovery and rescue/standby duties for up to 300 personnel, with class notations including Fi-Fi2, Oilrec, safe hose operation, Clean Design and Comfort Class.

The vessels are set to be delivered in 2015 and 2016.

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