Safe Zephyrus
Safe Zephyrus

Safe Zephyrus

Safe Zephyrus is a highly advanced and efficient DP3 semi-submersible ASV. With beds for 450 persons, in single man cabins, the vessel is designed for worldwide operations in the harshest offshore environments.

Safe Zephyrus, sister ship to the Safe Boreas, was built at Jurong Shipyard, Singapore, to the GVA 3000E design and is equipped with a DP3 system and 12-point wire mooring arrangement providing maximum cost efficiency and flexibility.

Delivered in 2016, the vessel was built to comply with stringent Norwegian and UK regulations. The accommodation block incorporates two glass atriums that provide natural light to the central cabins, mess room and recreational areas.

With a large open deck area of more than 1000m² and two 50 tonne cranes the Safe Zephyrus provides excellent maintenance and construction support capabilities.

On 19 July 2016, the Safe Zephyrus was granted the Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC) from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA). This allowed the vessel to perform its maiden contract on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), supporting Aker BP (Det Norske) during the completion and start-up phase of the Ivar Aasen development.

Vessel Specification
Registered name Safe Zephyrus
Built 2016
DesignGVA 3000E
Max no of beds 450 (all in single cabins)
Deck areaapprox. 1 000m²
Power generation 31 200 kW
Gangway Telescopic hydraulic 38.0 m +/- 7.5 m
Mooring system 12 point wire winches
Station keepingDP3
Thrusters 6 x 4.0 MW Azimuth
CranesPort-side: 50 tonnes Starboard-side: 50 tonnes

The vessel has successfully operated on the following projects:

Aker BPIvar Aasen, Fixed PlatformDPNCS
EquinorJohan Sverdrup, Fixed PlatformDPNCS
BPClair Ridge, Fixed PlatformDPUKCS