Jan De Nul Group has ordered a multi-purpose offshore support vessel from the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia, for delivery in 2015.
The vessel with a deadweight of 10,500 tonnes and a total length of 138 m will be a trenching and offshore support vessel, a subsea rock installation vessel and a cable laying vessel.
In the cable laying mode, the vessel will be able to install up to 10,000 tonnes of cable and will thereto be equipped with a 5,500 tonnes capacity turntable above deck and a 4,500 tonnes capacity turntable below deck along with tensioners as required by the project, chute and auxiliary equipment.
In the subsea rock installation mode, the vessel will be able to install up to 10,000 tonnes of rock in a single load by using the aft stone hopper with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes and the midship hopper with a capacity of 7,000 tonnes along with the two excavators and the fall pipe for accurate rock installation at up to 200m water depth. In the combination mode any combination of the above will be possible up to the carrying capacity of the vessel.
The new vessel will be the 76th in the fleet of the Jan De Nul Group.