Harkand is pursuing its investment strategy in Asia Pacific with the addition of a multi-million dollar newbuild ROV support vessel and the appointment of a new general manager to lead future growth.
The vessel, to be named Harkand Harmony, has been secured on a three-year hire purchase that will see Harkand extend its inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) services in the growing Asia Pacific region.
The 65m-long vessel, built by ASL Marine Holdings at Batam near Singapore, will be fitted with one Comanche workclass ROV for ROV support and air diving activities in the region. In addition it will have a full survey kit and team for survey operations. Capable of accommodating 60 crew members, it boasts a 580sq m main deck, a Kongsberg DP2 dynamic positioning system, 20t electro-hyrdaulic knuckle boom crane, and a 4.5m moon pool.
The Harmony’s addition to the Harkand fleet, along with two new Triton XLX ROVs that will be delivered in August, marks an important step forward in the company’s Asia Pacific development plan.