Norwegian Hercules Supply AS has placed an order for a new multipurpose offshore support vessel (MPSV) from the Chinese shipbuilder Fujian Mawei, with options for two further ships.

The delivery time for the optional vessels will be in approximately 3 month intervals after ship number one.

The newbuild has a scheduled delivery in the fourth quarter of 2025, and Norway-based ship designing company Breeze Ship Design has recently been awarded a contract with Fujian Mawei for the the vessel´s Z 4423 MPSV design.

Breeze Ship Design mentions that the 88-metre-long MPSV vessel is fitted with battery hybrid propulsion, moonpoool and accommodation for 60 people, and her design provides flexibility to perform tasks within different offshore segments, such as conventional platform supply service, light construction work, geoseismic and offshore wind.

UK-based Fletcher Group will operate the first vessel, both commercially and technically.

Ove H. Wilhelmsen, chief executive of Breeze Ship Design, said: “We are honored to be working with Fujian Mawei and Fletcher Group on this exciting project. Our team is dedicated to delivering a state-of-the-art vessel that combines exceptional performance, versatility, and safety.”