The vessel, built at China’s Cosco Guangdong Shipyard, is destined for work in European waters along with the remainder of the ordered vessels scheduled to be delivered to Vroon during 2015 and 2016.
The ULSTEIN PX121 design was first introduced to the market in 2010, when two vessels were contracted for construction at Ulstein Verft, Norway
. Today, a total of 30 ships of this design has been ordered for worldwide construction, the designer noted.
The ships have a length of 83.4 meters, beam of 18 meters and a cargo deck of 850 square meters. They also feature the patented X-BOW hull line design, which ULSTEIN said ensures reduced and smoother vessel movements in harsher conditions, in addition to better operational and fuel-efficiency advantages to the charterer, in combination with high crew safety and comfort standards.
The hull and propulsion system are deliberately chosen to suit the North Sea and the North Atlantic. The tank capacities and a flexible and segregated arrangement, make the multifunctional vessels able to work on many types of supply contracts. The ships meet the requirements of Clean Design, and have treatment systems for ballast water and are prepared for ABS fire-fighting class FFV1. Beyond the usual tanks for oil, water and drilling fluids, the vessels have four stainless steel tanks for flammable liquids, such as methanol.