Drydocks World delivers Polarcus vessel
Dubai, August 11, 2011
Drydocks World, a leading maritime services company, has delivered seismic vessel 'Polarcus Selma' to its owner Polarcus, a Dubai-based geophysical services company.
The vessel is among a series of vessels of similar type that were built at the Dubai-based facility for Polarcus and others with a vessel capex of $135 million, said a statement.
'Polarcus Selma' is an ultra-modern and Arctic-ready 8 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the Ulstein SX133 design capable of towing both conventional and wide tow spreads, including the company's first pass 3D technique, the company said.
The SX133 design has an overall length of 84.2m and a beam of 17m. Polarcus Selma has a maximum speed of 17 knots and is capable of deploying up to 8 streamers each of 6,000m length, or 6 streamers each of 8,000m length, with lateral streamer separations of between 25 and 200 meters, it said.
The vessel, like its predecessors, is amongst the most environmentally sound vessels in the market, with diesel-electric propulsion, high specification catalytic convertors, grounding avoidance systems, double hulls, and advanced ballast water treatment / bilge water cleaning systems that will prevent organic or inorganic contamination of the marine environment, the statement said.
Drydocks World is a major shareholder in Polarcus. The geophysical company is to work closely with Sovcomflot in order to be part of the rapidly growing Russian market. Sovcomflot is a joint stock company and Russia’s largest shipping company, one of the world’s leading energy transporters. – TradeArabia News Service
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