This is an impressive vessel albeit a bit spaceship like

Looks like the LANEY CHOUEST will have some competition for the title biggest and most powerful anchor handler

[B]Rem Offshore Orders Extremely Powerful New Offshore Construction Vessel[/B]

By Rob Almeida On June 4, 2014

VARD 2 06 design

Rem Offshore announced today a contract has been signed with VARD for the design and construction of a new immensely powerful offshore construction and anchor handling vessel with a bollard pull capacity of 400 tons.

Holger Dilling, Executive Vice President of Investor Relations at VARD notes in a phone call that this vessel, a VARD 2 o6 design, will be one of the most powerful anchor handling vessels in the world and is aimed at supporting ultra-deepwater operations worldwide. He notes the ship will be powered by a hybrid diesel-electric power plant, but he could not provide further specifications on the manufacturer.

The vessel comes at a total contract price of NOK 800 million and will feature an A-frame as well as a 150-ton active heave compensated offshore crane and accommodations for 90.

Vard notes the hull of the vessel will be built at Vard Tulcea in Romania and then shipped to Vard Brattvaag in Norway for final outfitting. Delivery is planned for 1Q 2016.

Arild Skram from Rem Offshore notes the vessel will have two 4MW main engines and two 2.2 MW auxiliary engines powering a hybrid-electric power plant.

The vessel will be DP2-equipped and have two main propulsion shafts driven by an electric motor fed by the main engines with boost capabilities from the auxiliaries. A pair of tunnel thrusters fore and aft and a retractable thruster on the bow will also be outfitted.

All propellers will be controllable pitch

Spaceship? Is it the bow that scares you? :smiley:

[QUOTE=Kraken;138611]Spaceship? Is it the bow that scares you?[/QUOTE]

why can’t you Norwegians just build a more conventional vessel form?

[QUOTE=c.captain;138613]why can’t you Norwegians just build a more conventional vessel form?[/QUOTE]
Because we try to build the best possible Hull form to tackle bad weather.
And what’s wrong with a modern looking vessel? :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=Kraken;138616]And what’s wrong with a modern looking vessel?[/QUOTE]

just that they look weird when they are “too” modern. This one is not bad tho.

The Far Samson took the Laney’s title in 2009. With a bollard pull of 423t


4 bow thrusters?

Run down seas damn you. If not you will rip the flight deck off.

[QUOTE=txwooley;138981]4 bow thrusters?[/QUOTE]

Slightly poor resolution of the image but I think it is two tunnel thrusters and two retractable azimuth thrusters.

Those bows are when you dont want to pay ulstein for a proper x bow

[QUOTE=powerabout;139035]Those bows are when you dont want to pay ulstein for a proper x bow[/QUOTE]

Nope, nope nope nope nope!

STX bows or Vard bows as it’s called now is actually better then X-bow, it behave better in calm sea and almost as good in rough sea.