DCV Aegir

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DCV Aegir, undergoing final equipment installation in Rotterdam
Career
Name: Aegir
Namesake: Ægir (Norse sea God)
Owner: Heerema Shipping 6 B.V.
Operator: Heerema Marine Contractors
Port of registry: 2013 onwards: Panama City,  Panama
Awarded: 2010
Builder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea[1]
Cost: US$ 600-700 million
Yard number: 3402
Christened: 20 September 2013
Identification: Callsign 3EYH5
IMO number: 9605396
MMSI number: 354590000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Deep Water Construction Vessel
Tonnage: 50,228 GT
Length: 211.5 m (694 ft)
Beam: 46.2 m (152 ft)
Draft: 11.0 m (36.1 ft) max
Depth: 8.0 m (26.2 ft)
Crew: 305

DCV Aegir is a Deep Water Construction Vessel owned by Heerema Marine Contractors and was Christended during a festive ceremony in September 2013.[2]

History[edit]

In December 2010, Heerema Marine Contractors announced that the Deep Water Construction Vessel being built in South Korea is to be named Aegir.[3] Ulstein Sea of Solutions developed the vessel design as a customised version of the ULSTEIN SOC 5000 design. Huisman has provided the main crane, tower and reels. Auxiliary knuckle boom cranes are provided by Bergen Group Dreggen.

Design[edit]

The vessel is equipped for J-lay and reel pipelaying, with a payload of 4,500 metric tons.[1] A crane hase a lift capacity of 4,000 metric tons and lowering equipment can reach a depth of 3,500 meters. The vessel is equipped with class 3 dynamic positioning system.

The monohull is designed for fast transit speed and optimum motion characteristics in operation.[1] The vessel can accommodate 289 persons.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Heerema Marine Contractors To Build New Vessel". Heerema Marine Contractors. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Heerema Marine Contractors: Aegir". Heerema Marine Contractors. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "HMC's New Vessel named "Aegir" after Norse God of the Sea". Heerema Marine Contractors. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2011.