Dubai-based geophysical services company Polarcus has taken delivery of the third and most sophisticated 3D seismic vessel to date to join the company fleet. The vessel was built at Drydocks World — Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and is transiting directly to the Black Sea to commence a charter for Rosneft.
Polarcus Asima is a purpose-built 12 streamer 3D seismic vessel of the latest Ulstein SX134 design and the largest vessel in the company’s fleet with an overall length of 92 m and a beam of 21 m. The Asima is described by Polarcus as the first true Arctic-ready 3D seismic vessel in the industry with an ICE-1A class notation from DNV, double hull, and an advanced ballast water treatment system that eliminates the risk of introducing invasive species into fragile ecosystems such as those found in the Arctic. The vessel has a maximum speed of 15 knots and is capable of deploying 12 streamers of 9000 m length at 100 m separation.
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