Heerema Marine Contractors’ new Deepwater Construction Vessel Aegir, a customized Ulstein SOC 5000 design developed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions, won the Dutch KVNR Shipping Award. KVNR is the Dutch Association of Ship Owners.
Designed by Ulstein Sea of Solutions, a design and development company in Ulstein Group, the state-of-the-art vessel is designed for worldwide operations and suited for executing complex infrastructure and pipeline projects in ultra-deep water. The vessel is capable to switch between various pipelay modes and has sufficient lifting capacity to install fixed platforms in relatively shallow waters as well as performing installations jobs in deep water. The maximum waterdepth in which she is able to operate is 3,500 m. The versatility in operational modes allows HMC to offer its clients savings in additional vessels and mobilization and sailing times.