Bumi Armada announced on Bursa Malaysia yesterday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, had on 28 Feb entered into separate contracts with Nam Cheong International Ltd, which will build four units of DP2 multi-purpose support vessels (MPSV). The purchase is part of the group’s newbuild programme – Steel on Water 2 (SOW 2).
Details of the contracts. Each MPSV will be 88.8 metres in length and have cargo capacity of 5,000 deadweight tonnes. They are designed for diesel-electric propulsion and built to Comfort Class, SPS Compliance, Oil Recovery, Fire Fighting Class 1. It has a 100-tonne heave compensated crane, helideck, remotely operated vehicle facility and moon pool. All four MPSVs will have DP2 capability to support offshore deep-water activities with multi-purpose functions such as transporting cargo (eg fresh water, diesel, bulk cement, liquid mud, drilling chemicals and deck cargo), oil recovery and on standby/rescue work. Each vessel can accommodate 60 personnel on board. The newbuilds under SOW 2 are in line with Bumi Armada Group’s plan to expand its OSV fleet.