Havyard Design & Solutions AS signs design contract with Astilleros Zamacona for ESVAGT
Havyard Design & Solutions AS in Herøy has signed a contract with Astilleros Zamacona for the delivery of a design and equipment package for the building of a Havyard 931 CCV (Crew Change Vessel)
This will be the fourth vessel Havyard Design & Solutions in Herøy has designed for ESVAGT. The first three ships, of the Havyard 832 SOV type, have been delivered/will be delivered from Havyard's own yard in Leirvik in Sogn. The new design will be delivered by the Spanish yard Astilleros Zamacona, which has also built ships for ESVAGT before. The new contract also includes the delivery of a large equipment package consisting, among other things, of propulsion system, navigation, automation and dynamic positioning system (DP). The vessel is scheduled for delivery from the yard in May 2017.
Design Manager Arve Helsem Leine at Havyard Design & Solutions has developed many designs for different types of vessels in recent years. Havyard now has a design portfolio consisting, among other things, of different types of offshore vessels and fishing vessels, ice breakers, live fish carriers and wind farm service vessels.
Havyard has carried out an extensive R&D programme in recent years where particular emphasis has been placed on fuel consumption and on optimising ships' seaworthiness in relation to the conditions in the waters it will operate in most of the time. Among other things, this has resulted in the WE bow and a stern with twin skegs (keels). There has also been strong focus on simulation and testing in a way that ensures that the results obtained can be transferred between different types of designs and types of vessels.
This design has been specially developed for ESVAGT. It will be used to change crews on vessels in ESVAGT's fleet. The intention is to make the crew changeovers more cost efficient by transferring crews while the vessels are at sea instead of having to be moored at quay, which has been the principle for crew-change within ESVAGT for more than 25 years. The crew changeovers will also be combined with drills and the training of crews on ESVAGT's standby fleet. Havyard 931 CCV has been developed especially to enable personnel to be transported quickly and safely, with as little fuel consumption as possible.
Length: 88.4 m
Breadth: 15 m
Speed: Min. 18 knots
Accommodates: 75 persons