Location: Ålesund og deromkring
Joined: December 1st 2006 16:19
"State-owned Cochin Shipyard Ltd. is set to become the first Indian company to build a ship for conducting seismic surveys in undersea oil exploration.
The shipbuilder has started converting the Norwegian fishing vessel Pavlovsk into a seismic survey ship, after it won a 150-day contract from a Norwegian exploration firm."
Nordic Maritime Pte Ltd Negotitated USD 350 Million Orders With Temba Shipyards-India
Nordic Maritime Pte Ltd, a Singapore based Norwegian Company, has secured building slots for 2008/2009 at Tebma shipyard Malpe, India. 9 vessels have been sold to 3 Norwegian ship owners with options of 4 more to an estimated market value of approx USD 350 Million. Tebma will deliver first vessel from Malpe yard in Jan 2008 with subsequent vessels delivery in every two months interval. Nordic Maritime was incorporated in 1999 as a ship management company in Singapore. Nordic currently owns 2 vessels with few other vessels under ship management. With its experienced team of staff in Singapore and India, Nordic will perform project management and building supervision for these new build vessels.
To cater to the future demand for MPSV (Multi Purpose and Offshore Vessel), Nordic selected a proven design – a new generation VS 470 MSPV – from Vik-Sandvik, Norway.
The MPS Vessel will be built with DNV class notation of DNV+IAI, DYNPOS-AUTR, EO, SF, CLEAN, COMF-V (3), LFL+NAUT OSV. The various other specifications of the vessel are its length of 73.4m, 16.6m beam, clean and comfort class with DP2 system. The new generation MPSV will have accommodation for 71 persons with Moon Pool. The vessel will have stainless steel methanol tanks with 4 tunnel thrusters and a speed of 14 knots at 6300 BHP. There will also be provision for future installation of 50T Off Shore Crane.
The remaining slots Nordic plan to use for AHTS or other special purpose built vessels that will be required by the market.
India’s First Seismic Vessel Conversion Project Successfully Completed
1. The first project for conversion of a fishing vessel into a seismic survey vessel was successfully completed in Cochin Shipyard, Kochi, India. The work was completed seven days ahead of schedule to the full satisfaction of the owner, M/s Nordic, Singapore.
2. The vessel "M V Pavlosk", is 62 M long with a breadth of 14 M , depth of 9.2 M and draft of 5M. The major conversion jobs on the ship included installation of seismic compressors, gun shack & seismic store, installation of umbilical winches, workboat, davit, MOB boat, hoist winches, fabrication and erection of new hanger deck , installation of new sewage treatment plant , oily water separator and revamping of bridge electronics. New fire and safety equipments were also installed on board the ship. Apart from this, accommodation for 40 men crew was upgraded , and new cranes were installed. Photographs of the ship 'before' and 'after' are attached.
3. The contract for the project was signed on 03 April 2008 and the ship arrived in the yard on 04th May 2008. The scheduled date of completion of the project as per the contract was 24 December 2008 and the actual date of completion was 17 Dec 2008, earning a bonus from the owner for the early delivery of the ship.
4. The order was a prestigious and strategic one for Cochin Shipyard because it has thrown open considerable opportunities in hi-tech conversion projects for CSL. Recently, a boom in conversion of ships into seismic vessel was witnessed due to volatile oil prices and renewed interest in oil exploration. In a press report, the DNV has stated that it is experiencing a tenfold increase in classification requests for seismographic ship as compared to previous years. Seismic vessels are used for offshore surveys and provides an image of the seabed and its geological structure.Based on these images oil companies decide where to drill for oil and gas. The heightened exploration for new offshore hydrocarbon deposits has driven up the demand for modern seismographic vessels.
5. The execution of this conversion project was a challenge for Cochin Shipyard. In the words of the project officer, Mr Rajesh Gopalakrishnan, Assistant General Manager, the challenge was not so much in the technical complications of the work but in its conceptualization , detailed engineering, documentation and the procedure for obtaining the classification. Inspite of being the first project , Mr Rajesh feels it is really a great achievement that the yard could complete the project in time , that too a week in advance. Cochin Shipyard was helped in its efforts by M/s SKA Marine, Chennai, who contributed the conversion design.
Location: IJmuiden Holland
Joined: September 26th 2004 19:39
In the registers the 127!!! has the dimensions of the Nordic Prince on their website!!!
The 123 has the dimensions of a VS470 wide body as all the Trico boats have and the cancelled ones would have been. But the cancelled Trico boats had no yardnr 123!!!
There is also a yardnr 124 with the wide body VS470, owner unknown!!!
See now my link!!!! http://www.nordic.com.sg/ship_specs/nordic_prince.pdf
started early 2010 as a 6-8 streamer 3D seismic vessel converted from a DP2 MPSV – VS 470 MKIII.
The project stopped being a seismic project
The vessel was built a MPSV and is due to be delivered now in Jan 2012 as a DP2 MPSV.