Ulstein Contract to Build Offshore Construction Vessel

Sunday, February 13, 2011
Image courtesy Ulstein Group

 Working closely with Eidesvik Offshore and their partner Subsea 7, Ulstein has signed a contract for delivering an offshore IMR/ construction vessel of the Ulstein SX148 design to Eidesvik Offshore.

 The yard and design department at Ulstein have worked on this project for more than two years. 
 
The ship is of the SX148 design from Ulstein, which can carry out highly advanced subsea work like inspection, maintenance and repair of oil installations on the sea bottom. Furthermore, the vessel can be used for clearing oil and gas wells and for well stimulation.
 
The moon pool is located centrally in the ship’s hangar, in an efficient layout providing a good and safe indoor work area on the main deck. The vessel is equipped with three ROVs: one for observation and two for operation. It also has an MHS (Module Handling System).
 
Also onboard is a 100-tonne AHC (Active Heave Compensated) offshore crane. It will be used mainly for lifting/lowering heavy equipment from/to the sea bottom. The vessel has a high freeboard – which means the work deck is high above the waterline, providing added safety for the deck crew.
 
The vessel is able to carry out demanding operations also under harsh weather conditions. The X-BOW® hull line design reduces hull motion from high waves, making it easier to keep on operating. 
 
Statoil’s operational demands require that the vessel has a good back-up system for much of the equipment and systems onboard. The vessel is also ice-reinforced for arctic conditions.
 
The vessel will be 349.5 ft long and 80.4 ft wide with a top speed of over 17 knots. It will be accommodating a crew of 90. The ship will be in service for operator Statoil on her completion at the end of 2012.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Navios Time Charters Two Product Tankers

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, has announced  that the Nave Equinox and the Nave Pulsar have been chartered out

Azeri Shipyard, BP Sign Vessel Construction Contract

Azeri state energy company SOCAR's shipyard and British oil major BP have signed a $378 million deal to design and build a subsea construction vessel for the Shah Deniz II gas project,

UK Subsidises 8 Renewable Energy Contracts

The British government on Wednesday awarded investment contracts under a new subsidy regime to eight renewable energy projects, including five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants.

Shipbuilding

Azeri Shipyard, BP Sign Vessel Construction Contract

Azeri state energy company SOCAR's shipyard and British oil major BP have signed a $378 million deal to design and build a subsea construction vessel for the Shah Deniz II gas project,

Fishing Vessels Fit with Wärtsilä’s NOx Reducer

Wärtsilä said its new NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi,

CMM Takes Delivery of Damen PSV for Brazil

New supplier CMM Gravity to start on long-term contract with Petrobras. CMM has taken delivery of a Damen Platform Supply Vessel 3300. The 80-meter, 3,300t deadweight

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0988 sec (10 req/sec)