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Next-generation service operation vessel coming to market

Next-generation service operation vessel coming to market

Marcelo Penna Engineering of Spain and Dutch Safeway have joined forces to design a "intelligent" service operation vessel (SOV) in combination with a motion-compensated offshore access system.

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Combined with the recently introduced Safeway Gannet 3D motion-compensated offshore access system that features zero impact bumpering or hover-mode, and roll compensation capability, the parties are developing the DP2 MP625 SOV.

The 64 m vessel will have a maximum speed of 21kn and cargo transfers of between 1,000 and 2,000 kg will be given.

Furthermore, the vessel will be fitted with three diesel engines, each of which will be combined with a hybrid solution providing two electric engines.

"Our common goal was to come up with a high-quality design and cutting-edge technology that would minimize construction and maintenance costs, maximize operational efficiency at sea and reduce any unplanned downtime,” stated Marcelo Penna, CEO of Marcelo Penna Engineering.

The vessel will be able to stay in DP for up to 12 hours in silent mode by featuring lithium batteries, the companies said.

Maritime Business World 

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