Aker Yard to Build Offshore Vessels for Solstad

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Aker Yards has entered into contracts with Solstad Offshore ASA for building of one Platform Supply/ ROV Vessel of Aker PSV/ROV 06 CD design and one Offshore Subsea Construction and Maintenance Vessel of Aker OSCV 06 L design. Delivery of the PSV/ROV 06 CD is scheduled to second/third quarter 2010, the OSCV 06 L is scheduled for delivery first quarter 2011.

The PSV/ROV 06 CD is a platform supply vessel with a hangar for ROV (remote operated vehicle), and with a dynamic positioning system according to DP II class. The vessel will further be equipped with a 100 tons offshore crane and with helicopter platform. The propulsion system is diesel electric. The OSCV 06 L is a sub sea construction vessel with DP III dynamic position system, and will be equipped with one 400 tons and one 50 tons offshore cranes, moon pools, helicopter platform and is prepared for two ROV systems. It is further prepared for installation of pipe laying and cable laying equipment. The propulsion system is diesel electric.

Both vessels are designed by Aker Yards Project and are designed according to Clean Design class, and for good sea keeping performance, low fuel consumption and environmental friendly operations. The hull for the vessels will be built at Aker Yards in Romania and outfitted at Aker Yards in Norway. tad Offshore ASA also has an option for up to two identical PSV/ROV 06 CD vessels.

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