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Installation Support Vessel Siem Moxie christened

Christening of the Siem Moxie at the Cruise Terminal Hamburg “HafenCity”

 

Hamburg, 10th April 2014 – Siem Moxie, the new “Installation Support Vessel” (ISV) of Siem Offshore Inc. (of Kristiansand, Norway) was Christened on the 10th April 2014 in Hamburg.

The Godmother, Kathrin Utermöhlen, wife of E.ON’s Head of International Offshore business, Sven Utermöhlen, Christened the Siem Moxie with the traditional German statement: “Ich taufe Dich auf den Namen „Siem Moxie“ und wünsche Dir und Deiner Besatzung allzeit gute Fahrt, Glück und immer eine Handbreit Wasser unter dem Kiel.“ [Translation: “I Christen you Siem Moxie, and wish you and your crew fair sailing, good luck and always a palm-width of water under the keel.”]

I Christen you Siem Moxie, and wish you and your crew fair sailing, good luck and always a palm-width of water under the keel."

Kathrin Utermöhlen
The Godmother

The Siem Moxie Concept is based on the design of the firm, Ulstein, known as X-BOW®. The design takes inspiration from the Viking long-ships: where the proud bow reduces pitch and/or heave accelerations and speed loss in waves, providing higher transit speed at reduced power consumption. Additionally, the bow shape eliminates ‘slamming’ and bow impact, thereby reducing noise and vibration. This leads to a more comfortable workplace and more effective rest time for the crew. The Siem Moxie has been conceived as an excellent platform to provide “Walk to Work” (W2W) services, whereby an Active Motion Compensated gangway as well as an innovative “3D” motion compensated crane have been installed to enable the transfer of equipment and personnel to offshore foundations and platforms. Both the Siem Moxie and the crane technology have already received wide-spread industry recognition including the “Renewable Energy” and “Innovation” awards from an international panel of judges in February 2014.

The vessel will initially be utilised to support cable installation activities within offshore wind farms. The personnel to undertake the cable installation, pull-in and termination & testing will be accommodated on board and transferred to their respective work-places through the Siem Moxie. In addition the Siem Moxie is excellently positioned to provide in-field maintenance of both offshore wind farms as well as oil & gas platforms. In this case the maintenance personnel will be accommodated on board and transferred to their respective work-places via the active motion compensated gangway.

We are proud to play our part in improving the efficiency of installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms through the deployment of the Siem Moxie.”

Lars Muck
General Manager Siem Offshore Contractors

“We are proud to play our part in improving the efficiency of installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms through the deployment of the Siem Moxie”, said Lars Muck, General Manager of Siem Offshore Contractors, who will be utilising the Siem Moxie in its first outing as an installation support vessel on the inner array grid installation of the offshore wind farm Amrumbank West.

The construction of the Siem Moxie was completed by the Norwegian ship yard Fjellstrand of Omastrand in the Hardangerfjord, the steel hull was supplied by a Turkish yard and then shipped to Norway for outfitting. The transfer of the Siem Moxie took place on the 7th April in Norway, and immediately transited to Hamburg to ensure that the Siem Moxie would arrive punctually at its berth for the Christening ceremony at the Cruise Terminal Hamburg Hafencity.

The main particulars of the Siem Moxie:
Length: 74.0 m
Width: 17.0 m
Depth from main deck: 8.0 m
Max. Draught: 6.4 m
Accommodation: 60 Personnel
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