OCV Conversion Contract for Havyard

Monday, September 23, 2013
Image courtesy of Havyard

Havyard Ship Technology has been contracted to convert the offshore construction vessel (OCV) 'Havila Phoenix' for underwater cable laying and trenching operations.

Havila Phoenix is a Havyard 858 design, delivered from Havyard’s shipyard in Leirvik as a construction vessel in 2009. Since then the vessel has had different charterers and executed several different operations in connection with subsea oil production installations.

For a new charter, the vessel needs to be lengthened with 17,4 m to accommodate the new equipment, and close to 700 tons of new steel will be installed.

The stern will also be reinforced and a 250 tonnes A-frame will be installed to support the trenching apparatus.

Havyard say that a large part of the conversion will be to install the cable laying equipment, which includes installation of a horizontal cable drum with capacity to store 2000 tons of cable.

Key data for Havila Phoenix (after the conversion):
-         Length: 127,40 m
-         Breadth: 23 m
-         Deck area: 1450 m2
-         Accommodation: 140 persons


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