The latest high tech arctic seismic vessel, Polarcus Amani, was delivered today by Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS). This ship is seventh 3D seismic vessel to date to join the Polarcus fleet and was built at Ulstein Verft in Norway. She will soon commence the previously announced charter for TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGS).
Polarcus Amani is the first of two 12 – 14 streamer Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessels being built at Ulstein Verft AS and the third vessel in the Polarcus fleet of the ULSTEIN SX134 design, with an overall length of 92m and a beam of 21m. The vessel design includes a high ice class (“ICE 1A super”), increased propulsion and other innovative efficiency enhancing features. With her Wärtsilä diesel-electric engines and 2 controllable pitch propellers the Amani can reach a top speed of 16 knots. Additionally, this vessel has high specification catalytic converters, a double hull, and advanced ballast water treatment / bilge water cleaning systems. The vessel carries the stringent DNV CLEAN-DESIGN class notation.
The Polarcus Amani is capable of deploying up to 14 Sercel Sentinel® solid streamers.