General – newbuilding
Ulstein has entered into an agreement related to construction of a SX134 design at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co in South Korea (Hanjin) for Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM).
The vessel will be 92m long and 21m wide and fulfil the general demands of the seismic and oceanographic research industry for operations of seismic streamer cables, seismic bottom nodes, seismic high-resolution seafloor mapping, seafloor survey and sediment sampling.
The vessel will function as a base for up to 30 researchers, and will additionally, accommodate a crew of up to 20. The vessel has been designed to include a variety of installed equipment, such as a 3D/4D seismic 8-streamer system, high resolution 2D/3D seismic P-cable system, a multicomponent OBN acquisition system, a Marine Gravity and Magnetic system, Multibeam and Single beam echosounders and auxiliary equipment for in sea acoustic sounding systems.
Further, the vessel incorporates a Deep Sea Chirp Sub-bottom profiler, an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and a High profile Underwater Positioning system. Sediment samplers and geochemical analysis equipment are available for the onboard researchers.