China’s Cosco shipyard’s group has won a contract for its Guangdong shipyard to build a multipurpose offshore support vessel.
This latest order is for a 65 m TAERRV (tanker assist/emergency response/rescue/field support vessel). It was placed by Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine after the owners were awarded a contract by Statoil (UK) Ltd to provide a vessel for support operations at the Mariner Field, located 150 km east of the Shetland Isles.
The yard’s contract with Sentinel comes with an option to build a second vessel within six months.
The TAERRV DP2 vessel, to be named Mariner Sentinel, is scheduled to be delivered in 1Q17 and will commence a five-year contact starting July 2016 with five one-year extension options.
To be built under yard no N698, the 1,450 dwt vessel is 65 m in length, 16.6 m wide, and 6.8 m deep.