STX Europe to Build Simon Møkster PSV

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Image courtesy STX Europe

STX Europe has entered into a new contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the building of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 09 CD design, featured with the new environmental friendly hull lines optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011.
Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said "We look forward to continuing the good cooperation with Simon Møkster Rederi. This is an important contract for the maritime industry in Norway, with a Norwegian ship owner, outfitting yard and substantial ship equipment from local suppliers."
The vessel is arranged for regular platform supply duties. In addition it will be arranged for Rescue- and Oil Recovery operations in connection with accidents at sea. Some of the vessel's features will be:
- Oil Recovery in accordance with DNV and latest NOFO 2009 guidelines.
- Emergency towing winch arrangement and bollard pull of 65 tons.
- Rescue of 300 persons in accordance with Norwegian 
- Maritime Directorate (NMD) regulations
The vessel is in particular designed for environmental friendly operations with focus on low fuel consumption, and in accordance with Clean Design requirements.
The hull will be built at STX Europe in Romania, and outfitted at one of STX Europe's yard on the north-west coast of Norway.
Main Particulars:
Length, o.a.    288.4 ft
Breadth    62.3 ft
Depth main deck    26.2 ft
STX Europe has in the past delivered six vessels to Simon Møkster Shipping; two anchor handling tug supply vessels, three platform supply vessels, and one field support vessel. STX Europe, Offshore & Specialized Vessels order backlog comprises more than 40 vessels under construction.

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