General – Maintenance Support Vessel
Briggs Marine has placed an order with shipbuilder Freire A/S of Vigo, Spain, for a new Maintenance Support Vessel which is due in service in Q4 2024.
This order forms part of Briggs’ continued investment program to renew and upgrade its fleet to maintain a high standard of vessel services for its clients.
The new vessel, measuring 40 meters in length, will form part of Briggs’ busy charter fleet. It will enhance and expand the Company’s offering across a range of industries including defence, ports & harbours, energy & utilities, construction, and offshore renewable energy.
The DP2 propulsion system and generous deck outfit has been specified and configured for maximum crew safety and uninterrupted service, even in arduous conditions where necessary.
The Company has specified diesel-electric propulsion to offer the best fuel efficiency possible in a wide range of applications as well as compliance with the latest and proposed future emissions standards. Importantly, the nature of machinery installation allows it to be future-proofed – the ship will be able to embrace emerging technologies to utilise transitional fuels and offer drop-in battery capacity to allow zero carbon operations in some circumstances.
Amongst other features the vessel is fitted with a moonpool, a detachable ‘A-frame, a 4-point mooring system and a survey project office. A demountable Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) boarding ladder has also been incorporated into the design to support offshore wind farm projects.