Versatility is the Key for ASV Pioneer

By Eric Haun
Friday, June 20, 2014
ASV Pioneer (Photo courtesy of the Ferguson Group)

The Ferguson Group, a provider of offshore containers, baskets, tanks, offshore accommodation and workspaces, launched the fully classed ABS +A1 barge ASV Pioneer in 2011. The group said ASV Pioneer is able to meet the needs of offshore oil, gas and renewables, with the challenges of remote locations and salvage operations.

Since its inception, the ASV Pioneer has worked in the North Sea and Mediterranean, with interest for future contracts around West Africa, South America, Baltic, Arabian Gulf and the North Sea.

The vessel has a large and adaptable free deck space of 1,100m2, with a high load bearing capacity of 15 metric tons/m2. It can be used for heavy maintenance project loads, cranes, A frames, cable lay carousels, a grouting plant, diving spreads, oil spill control equipment, winches and accommodation, with grillage in place to facilitate individual project needs and rapid deployment.

The ASV Pioneer has 2.7 MW generation capability with 0.9MW backup. Fresh and grey water tanks plus an onboard sewage treatment plant enable extended periods on deployment, while navigation, computer and communication systems have all been incorporated.

Ferguson Group’s accommodation modules are configured to provide a 120 POB DNV 2.7-1 A60 build complex, which is easily reconfigured. This includes offices, meeting and communication rooms, galley, recreation room, mess, sauna, medic suite, locker and changing rooms, plus laundry . Each module comes with its own individually controlled air conditioning unit, plus there is a central system for the open plan areas.

The ASV Pioneer has an eight-point mooring system comprising four double drum mooring winches c/w spooling devices and independent drum operation. The 8 x 7 metric ton Delta flipper anchors provide rapid penetration into different soil conditions and ease of movement when in place.

For safety, there are fire, smoke and gas detection main control and alarm systems, plus a public address system. The two fully enclosed lifeboats and a rescue boat are davit launched.

ferguson-group.com
 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced

WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015) Will Enable Industry to Organize its Input to this Major New Ocean Treaty Development The U.N.

Oceans Can’t Take Any more: Researchers Fear Fundamental Change

Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn’t happen, we could see far-reaching and largely

Teekay LNG Partners Declares Distribution

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has declared a cash distribution of $0.70 per unit for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The cash distribution is payable on August 14,

Marine Equipment

New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced

WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015) Will Enable Industry to Organize its Input to this Major New Ocean Treaty Development The U.N.

Technip Samsung JV Wins 2 FLNG Project Contracts

The Browse project covers the realization and installation of three FLNG units to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields in the Browse Basin, 425 kilometers North of Broome,

Fjords Processing Bags Johan Sverdrup Contracts

Fjords Processing, headquartered in Norway (Fornebu), has won three contracts for the deliveries of process systems for the Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea.

Barges

Carlyle Group Acquires LMC

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group today announced the acquisition of Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC), the nation's largest yacht repair facility

Propulsion Under Wireless Remote Control

Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. has been supplying wireless remote controls for thrusters since the 1980s, offering products that are supported through their lifecycles

ContainerTug B.V. Releases Two New Models

Young Dutch ship design, engineering and construction company ContainerTug B.V. follows on the introduction of the ContainerTug 600S early last year with the release

Offshore Energy

Technip Samsung JV Wins 2 FLNG Project Contracts

The Browse project covers the realization and installation of three FLNG units to develop the Brecknock, Calliance and Torosa fields in the Browse Basin, 425 kilometers North of Broome,

Fjords Processing Bags Johan Sverdrup Contracts

Fjords Processing, headquartered in Norway (Fornebu), has won three contracts for the deliveries of process systems for the Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea.

Ocean Safety, Richard Irvin Marine Safety Merger

Ocean Safety has today announced the merger with Richard Irvin Energy Solutions Marine Safety Division and their Aberdeen branch.   This merger follows the

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1830 sec (5 req/sec)