The main deck is laid flat, and upside down on trestle tables on the fabrication hall floor, alongside another large 30m aluminium hull of a French navy landing craft. The main deck has had all of the longitudinal stiffeners added and approximately 20 of the main frames and bulkheads are in place. There are 35 fabricators now working on the hull section and progress is well on schedule.
The superstructure is currently being built in Boulogne and will be fitted in October when the finished hull, complete with all underwater gear, is towed up the coast from St. Malo. All of the main equipment is now on order and we at Osiris have the easy job of choosing the internal wood colours and trim for the accommodation and main internal working areas.
The completed boat is due for delivery on 10th April 2011 and will go straight to work off the UK coast on an offshore wind farm development.
Tethra will provide an unparalleled capability in coastal survey bringing large vessel stability, Dynamic positioning (DP1), diesel electric economy, ultra high resolution survey sensors, all round efficiency, comfortable working environment and small port accessibility together in a single package. The vessel has overall dimensions of 27.5m LOA, 10.0m beam and 3.2m draft and accommodates a crew of up to 16 with an endurance of 2 weeks.
For further updates please monitor the news section of our website or contact Andy Mcleay at the Bromborough address.
A detailed vessel specification is available upon request.
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Spec Sheet: Bibby Tethra