Island Constructor to pick up next-gen subsea equipment

The subsea vessel Island Constructor, build 279 from Ulstein Verft, will return to the yard in January for a service assignment.

The ship will finish a well service campaign just after year-end and go to Bergen to remove the well service equipment that has been on board for 14 years.

It will be replaced with next-generation subsea equipment, and the ship will then proceed to Ulstein Verft, where new equipment will be integrated. Ulstein Design & Solutions has already been involved in reviewing the changes that need to be made.

“The equipment will be adapted in the hangar, on the deck, in the tower and the ship in general”, says Trond-Eivind Larsen, who is the topside group leader at the operator company TIOS, a part of the TechnipFMC group.

Various other service work will also be carried out for Island Offshore, including installing a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) and overhauling the engines.

This assignment is one of several new Service and Aftermarket contracts signed lately by Ulstein Verft.

The 2008-builtIsland Constructoris of Ulstein SX 121 design. It can accommodate 90 people. The vessel received anAcknowledgement of Compliance(AoC) from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) in April 2010.

The vessel was delivered to Island Offshore on May 23, 2008, and named the following day.

In addition to tasks such as light well intervention (LWI), subsea construction, equipment installation and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), the vessel is equipped with a heave-compensated tower for module handling and is able to conduct ROV operations.

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