This weeks interesting ship is the M/V Seabed Worker, an 88 meter Multi Purpose Support Vessel that is very well equipped for Subsea operations. The M/V Seabed Worker was recently delivered in March 2009 by the Norwegian yard Fjellstrand AS to Seabed AS of Begen Norway.
The DP2 classed vessel has two 2500 kW stern-mounted Voith propulsion units, a Rolls Royce 1000-kW tunnel bow thruster and a Rolls Royce 1000-kW retractable azimuthing bow thruster. Power for these electrically driven propulsion motors is provided by four Cummins QSK60 DMI-driven 1800 kW generator sets. The 88.8 by 16-meter vessel is packed with sophisticated equipment including two hydro-acoustic positioning reference systems and very broad suits of navigation and communications systems.
Installed onboard the M/V Seabed Worker is a brand new Triton XLX 35 Heavy Duty Work ROV. The ROV system is designed to the highest possible specification and have integrated interface facilities to carry a sophisticated suite of survey, inspection and construction support tooling & sensors. The ROV is handled by custom built, heavy duty ODIM LARS (Launch and Recovery System) to optimize safe handling in harsh environmental conditions.
Also operated onboard the M/V Seabed Worker is the,The ROTC™, a multipurpose carrier for subsea tooling capable of working in 4000 meter water depths.
Technical overviews of can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
A technical overview of the M/V Seabed Worker can be downloaded HERE