Topaz Energy adds new vessel to fleet

Newly-built Topaz Responder will provide safety support

The launch of the new vessel.
The launch of the new vessel.

Topaz Energy and Marine has bolstered its Emergency Response and Recovery Vessel (ERRV) fleet with the addition of a new vessel, Topaz Responder.

The newly-built Topaz Responder will primarily provide safety support to offshore installations but is versatile enough to also provide general offshore support services.

The vessel was built in the ship building yard by Topaz Energy and Marine’s sister company, Topaz Engineering, in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

“We are pleased to add a fourth vessel to our Emergency Response and Recovery Vessel fleet,” René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, Topaz Energy and Marine, said.

“We see a growing opportunity in the Emergency Response market as safety becomes increasingly embedded in our clients’ operations as a strategic imperative.”

The vessel is equipped with on-board medical treatment and recovery facilities, firefighting and oil recovery capabilities and two 15-man Fast Rapid Deployment Craft, which can be deployed from the vessel’s deck to the water in 60 seconds.

It has capacity for 300 people on board and fully-equipped treatment room. Topaz Responder is 51 metres in length with a deadweight of 775 tonnes and is equipped with Dynamic Positioning Class 1 capability and two Caterpillar 3512B engines.

In addition to the Topaz Responder, a Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV) is expected to be launched in mid-2015 and a 150 tonne bollard pull Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTSV) will join the Topaz fleet late 2016.


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