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Briggs Marine’s New MV Forth Constructor Maintenance Support Vessel Launched

Briggs Marine marked a significant milestone in the build of its new versatile Maintenance Support Vessel, the MV Forth Constructor, as it was launched at Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

Freire, who won the contract in 2022 for the design and construction of the vessel, will now complete the fit-out of what its General Manager, Guillermo Freire, referred to as a “high-class performer: a very efficient, capable and robust offshore vessel”.

Briggs Marine’s Director of Port and Marine, Iain Ross, said, “This ship’s launch is an exciting event. The ship captures the combined expertise of Briggs and Freire who have partnered closely to build a vessel which is genuinely innovative and which underscores Briggs’ intent to bring additional levels of safety and efficiency to meet our customer’s evolving demands.”

As well as its primary role of mooring servicing, the Forth Constructor is a versatile 40m Maintenance Support Vessel, optimally designed to primarily undertake inspection, servicing, and replacement of Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and heavy inshore moorings in the UK and overseas. It can also seamlessly handle various tasks such as diving, surveys, and maintenance support while maintaining its core functionality.

Notable features include a moonpool, a detachable A-frame, a 4-point mooring system, and a survey project office. Additionally, the design incorporates a demountable Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) boarding ladder to support offshore wind farm projects.

The propulsion system consists of a diesel-electric DP-2 propulsion system, carefully configured for peak efficiency during operations in UK and Northern European Waters. She offers noise reduction enhancements and MLC compliant accommodation for a 6-person crew and 10 project personnel.

The Forth Constructor will now move to a new ‘wet berth’ where the fit-out will be completed ahead of its delivery to the UK for 2025.

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