DCV Aegir

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DCV Aegir, undergoing final equipment installation in Rotterdam
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]


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.


The vessel is equipped for J-lay and reel pipelaying, with a payload of 4,500 metric tons.[1] A crane has a lift capacity of 4,000 metric tonnes 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.


  1. ^ a b c "Heerema Marine Contractors To Build New Vessel". Heerema Marine Contractors. 19 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. 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. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.