An illustration of a Marin Teknikk MT6020.

Louisiana-based Otto Candies said this week that it will be working with Norway’s Marin Teknikk on a new subsea support and construction vessel (SSCV) to be built in the USA.

Marin Teknikk AS won the contract from Otto Candies to design & engineer the SSCV, which is to be built at the Otto Candies’ private shipyard, Candies Shipbuilders, located in Houma, Louisiana. The ship will be of a new design from Marin Teknik, known as MT6020, and is intended to operate in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

The MT6020 design is a continuation of the Marin Teknikk’s MT6016 series, of which 20 have been built.  The new vessel will have a length of 102m and a width of 20.6m, and will be equipped with a 150T crane and two ROVs (unmanned submarines) that can operate down to 3000m. The vessel will be able to accommodate 90 people and is designed according to the latest rules in terms of stability, security, and emissions of pollutants to the environment.

The deal also includes an option for another slightly bigger vessel, known as a MT6022 design, with a length of 108m, beam of 22m and arrangements for 110 persons.

The contract is the first for Marin Teknikk in the USA, although the company has had several of its designs working in the Gulf of Mexico for a number of years.

The fleet of Otto Candies presently consists of Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV), Inspection Maintenance and Repair Vessels (IMR), Diving Vessels (DSV), Special Purpose Vessels (SPS), Crew boats and Deck Barges.

No word yet on the expected delivery of the vessel.

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