Noordhoek Survey B.V. announced the order of a new DPII ROV Survey Offshore Support Vessel. The decision to introduce another new vessel to the Noordhoek fleet of offshore support vessels is the next step within the growth strategy of Noordhoek.
The delivery of this new specialized vessel is scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2010. Following her delivery she will join the Noordhoek fleet and will become the third vessel in operation and the first ROV Survey dedicated offshore vessel for Noordhoek. The addition of the survey dedicated vessel will not only give considerable operational flexibility but also increases the comfort of working conditions for operational staff.
This state-of-the-art vessel, which will be built at the Dutch shipyard De Hoop, will be 62 meters long, and will be equipped with Dynamic Positioning Grade 2 (DPII), diesel electric drive, with a moon pool, a 25 Tons offshore crane, Work & Inspection Class ROV systems, Tow-Fish, ROTV systems and survey suite. With accommodation for 40 persons segregated over single and double cabins she will be a comfortable vessel to work on, and will meet the latest environmental criteria while ensuring acoustically quiet operations at survey speeds.
The most modern survey equipment will be installed and the systems will have full plug and play interconnectivity. The vessels main functions will be inspection repair and maintenance, hydrography, geotechnical investigation, and analogue / digital geophysical survey. Noordhoek currently operates the DPII DSV Noordhoek and has one new build DPII Saturation DSV under construction for delivery fourth quarter 2009.