Grandweld delivers hybrid seismic support vessel
Grandweld Shipyards has successfully delivered Fulmar, the second hybrid seismic support vessel in a series of six.
The 54m-length, 50-tonnes bollard pull vessel has been designed to assist in seismic operations including chasing, towing, storage and transport of offshore supplies and crew.
After successfully completing the bollard pull test and sea trials, the vessel was delivered eight weeks right after the handover of its sister vessel Petrel.
Fulmar is equipped with a highly flexible hybrid propulsion system that allows operation under very efficient propulsion modes including diesel-mechanical, diesel-electric and hybrid mode. This results in significant fuel savings and reduction in CO2 and sulphur emissions.
For highly responsive manoeuvrability, Fulmar is fitted with two electric bow thrusters and two flap-type rudders. It also comes with a distance line winch, dip winch, moonpool, fuel hose storage reel, Yokohama fenders and workboat davit.
Jamal Abki, Grandweld general manager, said: “We are proud to add this newly constructed Environmentally Friendly class of vessels to our high- tech vessel portfolio.
“There is high market demand for hybrid seismic support vessels and we expect to receive more orders in the near future.”