Freire Shipyard signs newbuilding contract with Briggs Marine for the construction of a new Maintenance Support Vessel
Freire Shipyard, has secured a contract from the leading UK marine contractor Briggs Marine for the design and construction of a new Maintenance Support Vessel.
This modern and efficient vessel is optimally configured to support Briggs’ ongoing contracts for the inspection, servicing and replacement of navigation marks and heavy inshore moorings, operating as required with an attendant onboard diving team. The new building, is schedule for delivery in 2024. It will have 40m in length with a diesel-electric DP-2 propulsion system configured for maximum efficiency and designed for operations in UK and Northern European Waters. Crew comfort is important to Briggs and the vessel has excellent seakeeping and noise reduction features to enable 24/7 operations. And will have a crew of 6 and accommodation for a further 10 project personnel.
Maximum flexibility has been built into the design to support a range of diving, survey and other maintenance support and project activities, without compromising the vessels’ primary role. Amongst other features the vessel is fitted with a moonpool, detachable A frame, 4-point mooring system and survey project office. In addition, a demountable Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) boarding ladder has been incorporated into the design to support offshore windfarm projects.