Shipyard Zaliv has completed the construction of the vessel Ocean Response, an Anchor Handling Towing Support Vessel which was built for Bergen Group BMV AS (intended for servicing of offshore oil-gas platforms). It is worth reminding that contract for construction of this vessel between Zaliv shipyard and Bergen Group BMV AS (Norway) was signed last May during one of the largest international shipbuilding exhibitions Nor-Shipping 2011.
On June 16th 2012 the signing of delivery-acceptance documents took place and few days later the towing of the vessel “Ocean Response” to the customer began. Zaliv commenced steel cutting for this order in August 2011 and the docking period of the hull assembly started in January this year.
The shipyard performed not only the hull works for the vessel but also considerable scope of outfitting works as well. Zaliv has undertaken the responsibilities of manufacturing and mounting the pipelines systems on the vessel, installation of electric-fitter items, mounting of gas-exhaust system, installation of anchor-mooring equipment, mounting of propeller-rudder set.
Besides, Zaliv has also executed large scope of equipment installation works on the vessel (four diesel-generators, compressors of AC systems, incinerator, steering gears etc.).
The hull of the vessel was constructed by the Zaliv shipyard/Ukraine and will be completed at BMV/Laksevåg shipyard in the second half of 2012.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 26, 2012; Images: zaliv