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Keppel completes ice-class multi-purpose vessel

By  OE Staff Monday, 18 December 2017 09:41

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel Singmarine has delivered a new multi-purpose ice-class vessel to New Orient Marine, part of Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services. 

The MPV Everest, built to a Keppel O&M design, is the 11th ice-class vessel built by Keppel O&M. The vessel can operate in ambient temperature as low as minus 30 degree Celsius. It will have an Ice Class Arc 5 notation and capabilities such as Class 3 dynamic positioning and navigating in ice of up to 1m-thick.  

MPV Everest is able to carry out subsea repair and construction activities at 3000m water depth, well intervention, diving support services with an 18-men twin-bell system, fire-fighting and emergency rescue operations, as well as towing and the provision of supplies in Arctic terrain, says Keppel O&M.

Knut Reinertz, Director of Maritime Construction Services, said: "It is designed for efficient and high-performance operation even in harsh Arctic and cold climate conditions. This is a result of our experience as an operator and charterer combined with Keppel's expertise in specialised ice-class vessels. I am confident the vessel will be a success when deployed in cold or warm climate regions."

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