Aker Wayfarer

Aker Wayfarer is an advanced multipurpose offshore construction vessel capable of undertaking subsea installation, floater installations, topside floatovers and removal operations. The vessel is currently working in the construction market, but will during 2015/2016 be upgraded to become a SESV unit.

Delivered in October 2010, she is a sister ship of Skandi Aker, the largest monohull subsea well intervention vessel ever built. The Skandi Aker was the first intervention vessels to be classed with IMO MODU (mobile offshore drilling unit) code, allowing them to carry oil onboard. The Aker Wayfarer is also prepared for the IMO MODU notation.

Multi-Purpose Construction Vessel (MPCV)

  • Heavy subsea construction including:
    • Subsea installation
    • Flexible flow and control lines installations
    • Manifolds
    • Wind turbines
    • Risers
    • Mid-water arches
    • Floater installations
    • Topside floatovers
    • Removal operations etc.
  • Large, clean deck optimized for heavy equipment over-boarding
  • Excellent sea-keeping performance
  • High transit speed for worldwide operations
  • Key data
  • Dimensions:

    156.9m x 27.0m

  • Deadweight:


  • P.O.B. (single and double cabins):


  • 2 Offshore Cranes (retad to 2,700m water depth):

    400t AHC Main Crane (225t @ 2,500m) & 50t AHC Crane (25t @ 2000m)

  • Cargo deck area:


  • Free deck area:

    1,850m2 (excl. cranes)

  • Deck load:

    10 mt/m2

  • Free deck width / length:

    24.4m / 65.0m

  • 2-off heavy duty work class ROV's

    (1 centre moonpool and 2 sliding side ports with LARS)

  • Helideck:

    Sikorsky S-92 @ D-value 1.05 (21m, 8.2mt)

  • Moonpool:

    7.2m x 7.2m (currently welded shut)

  • Class:

    DNV; DP-3