Nautilus’ support vessel on dry dock


NAUTILUS says the production support vessel was on dry dock last week to allow the launching of two adjacent vessels.
The vessel is to be used by Nautilus and its PNG partner Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited as the base for its seafloor operations planned at Solwara 1 project site.
“The company was very excited to see the support vessel (PSV) floated in the dry dock last week. It shows the fantastic progress the team at the Fujian Mawei Shipyard Ltd (FMSL) and Marine Assets Corporate (MAC) have made over the past three months,” Nautilus chief executive officer Mike Johnston said. “When you consider the first block for the PSV was laid on June 10 this year, to having a 220-metre hull able to be floated some 14 weeks later, it is a huge achievement by FMSL and a significant milestone for our company.
“We have worked with FMSL, MAC and others on the PSV for over two years now.
“During this time we have established a good working relationship, with very capable stakeholders.
“We are now looking forward to continuing that very strong working relationship as we progress the final build phase and fit out of the vessel.”