Heerema’s new state-of-the-art vessel has been designed to operate and deliver infrastructure and pipeline projects for the ultra deep water market, while still catering a significant lifting capacity to the shallow water market. She will be the first vessel in the world to incorporate portable reel systems, offering clients’ huge time savings as she will have no requirement to sail back and forth to port.
The South Korean ship yard DSME started work on the Aegir in July 2010, with extra works including pipelay equipment installation being carried out at the Huisman Yard in Schiedam.
The design and build includes dynamic positioning class 3, with seven thrusters in total, 2x 6.5MW, 4x 3.2 MW and 1x 2.5 MW. Power is coming from 6x 8MW diesel generators with her Mast crane designed to lift 4,000 mT.
Her construction took a total of 55,000 tons of steel, 1300km of wiring and 1500km of welding. She has a length of 211m, width of 46m, speed of 12 knots and will sail under a Panamese flag.
Already looking forward, the Aegir’s first project will be for Anadarko in depths of 2,000 meters, installing risers in the Lucius Field, Gulf of Mexico.Last updated on 05:17PM - 19/04/14