As of June 2nd 2015, DOF ASA announced that the Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV) Skandi Africa, delivered from Vard Søviknes to their subsidiary DOF Subsea, won the prestigious award for being named Norway's “Ship of the Year 2015”.
Skandi Africa was awarded the prestigious “Ship of the Year” award, established by the Nordic shipping magazine, Skipsrevyen. Celebrating DOF's success, is OSM Crew Management whom has 18 of its own crew members working onboard the vessel.
The Skandi Africa is the latest purpose built state-of-the-art vessel within the DOF fleet. It is specially designed and equipped for subsea operation duties with a high focus on sea-keeping capabilities, excellent station keeping performance and low fuel consumption. The DP class 3 vessel is designed for harsh environments, and for deep water subsea construction and flexlay operations up to 3,000 m in depth. The ship’s top-side features a 900 metric ton (mt) pedestal mounted crane with subsea lowering system and combined active and passive heave compensation system. In addition, there is a 650 mt tilt-able lay system for flexible pipes, and pipe storage equipment with a 3,500 mt basket. The ROV hangar is equipped with two heavy duty work ROVs launched through moonpools up to 4,000 m water depth. The moonpools have damping zones, according to Vard Design’s sea-keeping capabilities R&D program.
Given Skandi Africa’s impressive capacities, winning “Ship of the Year” for 2015 is very fitting and OSM is happy to celebrate the success of their long term partners DOF. Congratulations to the vessel and the whole team onboard for winning such distinguished recognition.
For more information about the vessel please click here.