JFMS Buys First Supacat Multi-Purpose Vessel 24

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

 

 
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) and Supacat today announce the purchase of a Multi-purpose Vessel 24 (SMV 24). The investment in the SMV24 vessel marks JFMS’s continued commitment to provide innovative solutions to clients that require high assurance when operating in the marine environments.
 
The SMV 24 vessel establishes a new benchmark in offshore support craft. With an overall length of 25.7 metres, it is powered by two MAN V12 diesel engines providing a maximum speed of 30 knots and fully loaded range of 675 nautical miles. The vessel is capable of carrying three standard ISO 20ft containers with 30T load, providing extensive and versatile deck space for equipment such as ROVs, specialist diving equipment, accommodation modules, ship to turbine (STT) oil change service and offshore facility maintenance equipment (generators, HPUs, bunkering, workshops, tool stores, service spares).
 
With the addition of optional high quality SOLAS A60 accommodation modules for 12 passengers and permanent accommodation for crew, the DNV1A1 Wind Farm Service Code R1 classed SMV 24 offers an ideal and highly cost-effective solution for servicing sites that are 150 nautical miles offshore for continuous trips of up to one week’s duration. The flexibility and versatility of this new SMV 24 vessel renders it capable of reducing both the number of dedicated use vessels and number of visits to site required simultaneously delivering significant cost reduction and increased operational flexibility.
 
“We are pleased to be able to offer this highly flexible offshore support vessel, to provide efficient and potentially cost-saving operation and maintenance solutions,” commented Andy Nattrass, marine operations project manager for James Fisher Marine Services. “This service is likely to be particularly of interest to the fast-growing offshore wind energy sector, for which we are able to combine it with bespoke innovations such as our ‘Ship-to-Turbine™’ oil transfer concept, an innovative and cost-effective method of exchanging gearbox and hydraulic oils for offshore wind farms. Whether providing services in marine renewable energy in this way, supporting offshore oil and gas operations, or enabling surveying and diving operations, the new SMV 24 vessel provides a highly flexible, multi-role capability that sets a new benchmark in offshore support.”
 
Nick Ames, Managing Director of Supacat, said, “We are delighted that JFMS has chosen to be  the launch customer for our new SMV 24 multi-purpose vessel. To have such a prestigious marine services company purchase the very first SMV 24 speaks volumes for the product and for its future potential in this growing sector. Today’s announcement is fantastic news for all at Supacat and we are very much looking forward to securing further SMV 24 orders and continuing to grow our presence in the marine sector. JFMS has clearly recognised the unique, flexible, multi-role offering any operator can benefit from by owning the SMV 24 and we are quite sure that others will be following their lead. This is a most encouraging start to our Marine engineering business".
 
Jim Hey, Group Business Development Director of James Fisher & Sons commented ‘The design concept of the SMV24 is unique in being able to carry three containers and 12 passengers to site enabling the vessel to undertake multiple tasks during a single mobilisation without the need to return to port at the end of the working day. This role flexibility fits with our strategy to create value for our customers in terms of operational efficiency and cost reduction, complementing the specialist marine activities of the group many of which are based around containerised assets and multi-skilled personnel.’
 
 
james-fisher.com
Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

New e-Navigation Technologies from Transas

Transas Marine introduced new software solutions for voyage planning and fleet management at SMM 2014 as a step towards becoming the forerunner in the development of e-Navigation technologies.

J D Neuhaus Adds New Hydraulic Hoists

Hoists incorporating the latest generation of super silent hydraulics have now been added to the J D Neuhaus range of high performance lifting and handling equipment.

Fifth Jackup Contract for Keppel from Gulf Drilling

Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has secured a contract from Gulf Drilling International Ltd. of Qatar to build a

Shipbuilding

MacGregor Wins RoRo Cargo Access Equipment Order

MacGregor has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment.

World’s Largest Fast Crew Boat Christened at Incat

The 70-meter Fast Crew Boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard on Monday, September 15. This is the first vessel that

Aiming to Make Less Fuel Go Further: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling says it is engaged in an energy efficiency project for its newbuilds together with Maersk Maritime Technology. The project involves an Energy Management System (MSPS),

Offshore

Upcoming Expo 'Offshore Marintec Russia'

ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg, October 7-10  will host the International Specialised Offshore Exhibition and Conference 'Offshore

RWE Dea Awarded Two New Concessions in Egypt

In the International Bid Round 2013, RWE Dea has been awarded two new offshore concessions with operatorship by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC).

TRIYARDS' Liftboat Orderbook Filling up

*This new order brings total liftboat contracts to date to 14, and showcases TRIYARDS’ engineering versatility * Win affirms TRIYARDS' leadership position as

Marine Power

Ship Safety: IMO Committee Agree Draft IGF Code

IMO informs that the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), along with proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS,

Cat, Deltamarin Develop Modular FPSO Power Unit

Caterpillar Launches New Modular Solution Developed with Deltamarin for FPSO and Offshore Platform Main Power at 2014 Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference Caterpillar

Gas Turbine Acceptance Test Completed for S. Korea Navy

Rolls-Royce has reached a milestone in the Republic of Korea Navy’s FFX frigate program, with the successful completion of acceptance tests for the MT30 gas turbine.

News

MacGregor Wins RoRo Cargo Access Equipment Order

MacGregor has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment.

World’s Largest Fast Crew Boat Christened at Incat

The 70-meter Fast Crew Boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard on Monday, September 15. This is the first vessel that

Continental Resources Names New President after Bott's Quick Exit

Continental Resources Inc, the largest oil producer in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, promoted Jack Stark to president on Wednesday, less than a week after Rick Bott quit the position.

Vessels

World’s Largest Fast Crew Boat Christened at Incat

The 70-meter Fast Crew Boat (FCB) was christened Muslim Magomayev at a ceremony at the Incat shipyard on Monday, September 15. This is the first vessel that

Australian Navy Delivers Solomon Island Supplies

Two Royal Australian Navy landing craft have delivered vital supplies to remote communities in Solomon Islands as part of Australia’s commitment to provide support to the region.

USCG in Search of Missing Man in Lake Michigan

The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing on Lake Michigan, Tuesday. Missing is 48-year-old Joseph Kiehm from Milwaukee. Kiehm was last seen aboard his 26-foot white sailboat,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1523 sec (7 req/sec)