Normand Installer

Delivered in 2006, the Offshore Construction Vessel Normand Installer by Wärtsilä Ship Design is equipped with a complete Wärtsilä package.

The vessel is custom-made for subsea constructions, maintenance and installation in deep waters. The ship is designed to be extremely versatile in its capabilities, with a design based upon the experience of both the ’Solstad Offshore’ and the ‘SBM’, and takes into account future industry requirements. It has a large working deck aft, with a working area of about 2500 m2 on two decks, together with a moon pool. There is a 500-tonne winch, a 250-tonne subsea crane, and a 250-tonne capacity A-frame over the stern.

The vessel is designed by Wärtsilä Ship Design, and comes equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system incorporating two 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 diesel generating sets and two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 diesel generating sets. The 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engines each develop 7680 kW, and the 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engines each produce 3840 kW,at 720 rpm. Electric propulsion motors drive twin Wärtsilä reduction gears to the twin Wärtsilä controllable-pitch propellers running in HR nozzles. 

 Normand Installer, offshore construction vessel, 2006

  • 2 x Wärtsilä 16V32 Generating Sets
  • 2 x Wärtsilä 8L32 Generating Sets
  • 2 x Wärtsilä SV105 Gearboxes
  • 2 x Wärtsilä Controllable Pitch Propellers
  • Wärtsilä Propulsion Control Systems
  • 4 x Wärtsilä Transverse Thrusters
  • Wärtsilä Retractable Thrusters
Name Normand Installer
IMO 9328819
Type Offshore Construction Vessel
Owner Solstad Offshore AS, Norway
and Single Buoy Moorings Ltd, Monaco (SBM)
Shipyard Ulstein Verft AS, Norway
Delivered 2006
Bollard pull approx. 275 T
Lenght overall 123.60 m
Breadth 28 m
Tonnage 14 506 GT
Speed 16.8 knots

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