Briggs Marine has contracted freire shipyard to design and construct a new maintenanace support vessel
It will be 40m long with a diesel-electric propulsion system
Freire Shipyard has been awarded a contract from the UK's leading marine contractor, Briggs Marine, for the design and construction of a new maintenance support vessel. This modern and efficient vessel is optimally set up to support ongoing Briggs inspection, service and replacement of heavy inshore sailing and mooring marks orders, operating as needed with an attendant dive team on board. The new building is scheduled to be delivered in 2024. It will be 40m long with a DP-2 diesel-electric propulsion system configured for maximum efficiency and designed for operations in the UK and Northern European waters. Crew comfort is important to Briggs and the vessel has excellent navigation and noise reduction features to enable 24/7 operations. And she will have a crew of 6 and accommodation for another 10-project staff.
Maximum flexibility has been incorporated into the design to support diving, survey and other support and project activities, without compromising the primary role of the vessels. Among other features, the vessel will include a moonpool, a detachable A-frame, a four-point mooring system and survey project office. In addition, a removable boarding ladder for Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to support offshore wind farm projects has been incorporated into the design.
For Collieson Briggs, Briggs Marine Contractors’ Managing Director, “this latest boat order further demonstrates Briggs' commitment to maintaining its position as the UK's inshore marine experts. The vessel will further enhance our ability to support offshore projects for both, the growing renewable energy sector and the more traditional marine construction tasks on which Briggs has built its strong reputation.”
Freire Shipyard considers "it is a privilege to build a benchmark for an important company such as Briggs Marine great fleet and to be able to contribute reinforcement withing the United Kingdom market by building this Maintenance Support Vessel".