Dutch Shipping Company Groen has ordered two Seismic Research & Support Vessels (SRSV’s) with Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Netherlands), part of the Damen Shipyards Group.
Maaskant has broad experience in maintenance and repair of Offshore Support Vessels. However, an order for SRSV-newbuilds is a first. Director Frits van Dongen says: ”The vessels have been designed in cooperation with Saltwater Engineering (Netherlands) to meet the needs and experiences of Shipping Company Groen. The vessels’ all-weather chase and support tasks will focus on seismic activity research. Both SRSV’s will be 40 m long with a 9.30 m beam. Two Caterpillar propulsion units of in total 1940kw (2640pk) will give the vessels a design speed of 14 knots. They can be deployed worldwide and have accommodation for 14 people.