DP II – Multipurpose Support Vessel
The Astrea is a DP-2 Multipurpose Support Vessel built for worldwide operations and specially designed for cable laying, protection, and repairs as well as for ROV work and surveys. She is fitted with twin CP propellers, twin split rudders, bow and stern thrusters linked to a Kongsberg DP-2 system, which gives her excellent station-keeping capability.
Originally built in Norway in 1987 as a PSV, and fully refitted/renovated in Greece in 2008 under the highest DNV Class and Greek Flag Standards, she is now classed with ABS as a Special Purpose Vessel fully complying with the SPS Safety Code.
Her thruster and propulsion arrangements allow for full DP-2 operations with no protrusions below the keel, allowing her to approach relatively shallow waters.
She holds an extensive track record, on a variety of diverse projects ranging from cable laying and protection to FPSO installation works, and is constantly kept up to date with new equipment and careful maintenance to ensure zero downtime and the highest possible performance on her employments.
The Astrea (/æˈstriːə/; in Greek: Αστρέα) is named after the Greek mythological virgin goddess of justice, innocence, purity and precision, and was the daughter of Astraeus and Eos. Etymologically the name Astrea means “star-maiden” and “starry night”