June 7 - W

South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will build the HCV at its Busan shipyard.

According to Subsea 7, Wärtsilä's VS 4285 HCV will be one of the largest and most capable ships its fleet. When completed, the ship will be deployed worldwide to meet the demands for ever-larger and complex offshore construction projects. It is designed to operate efficiently in deep and ultra-deep water environments.

Cooperation between HHI as builder, Huisman for the crane and vertical laying systems and MATTS as supplier of the carousel, was required to meet the exacting requirements set by Subsea 7.

The newbuild features a DP3 (dynamic positioning) system for accurate vessel positioning while conducting offshore lifting operations, as well as an efficient hull form.

Riku-Pekka Hägg, vice president Wärtsilä Ship Design, said: "We have enjoyed a successful cooperation with both Subsea 7 and HHI, major players in their industries. This latest order follows the contract that Wärtsilä received last year to design a dive support vessel (DSV) for Subsea 7, which is also being built by HHI. It clearly indicates the confidence that the industry has in Wärtsilä Ship Design's offering.