moon pool


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moon pool

[′mün ‚pül]
(petroleum engineering)
In offshore drilling, an opening in the ship hull that provides access for the well drilling and completion machinery.
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OSBIT s moveable deck, which will be installed adjacently to the maintenance tower and is accessible by connecting walkways, is a specialized mezzanine deck to provide an additional support and work area over the vessel s moon pool.
It will have accommodations for 50 personnel and be equipped with a 40-ton crane, a working moon pool, and a four-point mooring system enabling operations in 700 feet of
Outside it will be fitted with a hydraulic A-frame for the deployment of survey equipment, a P500L deck crane, a moon pool and an electric multibeam sonar deployment carriage.
The vessel will be equipped with a 150-ton AH crane and a smaller working crane for 3,000 m (9,842 ft) working depth, accommodation for 125 passengers, a 1,500-sq m (16,146-sq ft) deck with moon pool and two working ROVs.
The vessel has comfort class accommodations for 62 personnel and is equipped with a moon pool and a 150 ton, active heave compensated crane with 3,000 m of cable.
7-meter-long Swordfish, crews will travel at up to 16 knots and take advantage of the ship's cutting-edge technology, including a moon pool launch and recovery area, and a 150-ton, heave compensated crane designed to help keep loads stable even in heavy seas.
Next to the installation of the derrick lots of adjustments will be made on the functioning and operation of the moon pool doors, winches and other equipment.
It is equipped with an ROV hanger and a state of the art ODIM launch and recovery system allowing the option of simultaneous deployment of 2 ROVs over the side or through the dedicated ROV moon pool.
To complete the project Thales mobilised a heave compensated SMR 200 drilling spread, together with a high-capacity derrick mounted over the vessel's moon pool, ensuring maximum stability in marginal sea states.
The vessel is comprised of moon pool and an active heave-compensated 50 MT SWL knuckle-boom subsea crane.
It is equipped with an ROV hanger and a state of the art ODIM launch and recovery system allowing the option of simultaneous deployment of up to 3 ROVs over the side or through the dedicated ROV moon pool.