PSV Launching Ceremony at Gondan
At high tide today at Gondan Shipyard in Figueras, the New PSV (TBN) for the Norwegian Ship-Owner, Simon Møkster Shipping, was launched.
Different personalities related to the sector have attended the ceremony as well as authorities from the Ministry of Industry. In addition, the event was attended by the CEO of the Owner, Anne Jorunn Møkster, accompanied by other members of the Management of the Ship-Owner company. For his part, the Director of the Shipyard, Alvaro Platero, thanked the Owner’s confidence in the firm, while he highlighted the fact that this construction shows, once again, the Shipyard’s high technical capability of being eligible for building ships of extreme complexity.
The new PSV Vessel, with UT 776 WP “Wave Piercing” Rolls Royce Marine design, has a length of 92m and beam of 20m. Although she will be built based on “Stril Luna” design -delivered last year to the same Ship-Owner company-, this new unit will have a FiFi II system, with monitors installed at the stern, allowing much safer and more efficient fire fighting operation in offshore facilities.
Moreover, unlike her predecessor, this new unit will have a higher De-Icing class notation. The ship will also be equipped with the RRM "Unified Bridge", placing the vessel control board as one of the most modern in the world today. The delivery is scheduled for early next year.
This new PSV is the third unit built by Gondan Shipyard for the Norwegian Ship-Owner, which in 2011 received from the Shipyard the Stril Merkur Vessel, a PSV of 97 meters length, and in August 2014, Stril Luna, with 92.80 meters length. Both are operating for Oil Platforms at the North Sea, chartered by Statoil.