STX Europe to Build LNG Powered PSV for Solstad

Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Photo courtesy STX Europe

STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Solstad Rederi AS to build an innovative LNG-powered Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 12 LNG design. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011. The value of the contract is approximately $67.5m.

Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said: "Today's order confirms our strong position in design and building of environmentally friendly vessels. We have a strong focus on environmental concerns throughout a vessel's value chain - from design and construction through the ship's operating life. LNG is a technology in which we already have a strong track record, and we look forward to developing the new vessel together with Solstad."
 
The vessel is designed with focus on low fuel consumption, and precautions in accordance with DNV's Clean Design requirements are incorporated in the design. It will be able to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Biofuel and ordinary marine diesel oil. STX Europe's gas tank solution is unique, the LNG tank does not reduce the cargo capacity on board; rather the new design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size.

The vessel is further arranged for rescue operations, recovery of personnel and oil recovery operations. It has been designed by STX Europe's design office in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at STX Europe in Tulcea, Romania, and outfitted at the STX Europe yard Langsten in Norway.
 
Length, o.a.    309.3 ft
Breadth, moulded    65.6 ft
Depth main deck    27.2 ft
Deadweight at max draught    5,000 t

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Vessels

QinetiQ Signs Contract with ASV

QinetiQ, as part of a new Marine Surface Target Service, has signed a contract with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) for the supply and operational support of autonomous surface target vessels.

Volvo Penta Diesel Sterndrives for Metal Shark Patrol Boats

Metal Shark now offers Volvo Penta diesel sterndrives in its 29 Defiant patrol boats for customers requiring optimum performance, durability and maneuverability.

Wilhelmsen Secures Inert Gas System Orders

Breakthrough order in Japanese shipbuilding market sees largest ever capacity Maritime Protection IG units delivered for leading domestic owners. Wilhelmsen

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1170 sec (9 req/sec)