Norwegian yards benefit from Ulstein designs

Norway's Ulstein International has been closely linked with the offshore industry since oil was first discovered in the North Sea. This close relationship is maintained with orders being placed at west coast Norwegian shipyards for no less than seven platform supply vessels, all to Ulstein UT700 Series designs.

A UT745 design is under construction at Simek in Flekkefjord, ordered by Solstad Shipping for delivery next May. This brings the number of UT745 vessels built or on order to eleven since the first of this new generation design, Maersk Frontier, was delivered from Ulstein Verft to Danish owner AP Moller in June 1992.

Brattvaag is to build a high-capacity UT746, and a UT750 will be built at the Fosen yard. Four UT755 vessels are to be shared equally between the Brattvaag and Soviknes shipyards. Options have also been placed for an additional two UT755 vessels and another UT750.

Essentially the UT746 is a larger version of the 745, according toKjetil Leine, project manager in the design department at Ulstein International, but incorporates a number of detailed refinements and improved features. This version has been ordered by Remoy Shipping against a 12 year charter — with an additional six year […]

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