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Norway: STX OSV to Build 4 PSVs for Island Offshore

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STX OSV Holdings Limited (“STX OSV”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, announced that it has secured new contracts for the construction of four Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) for Island Offshore. 

The combined value of all four contracts exceeds NOK 1 billion. The first two contracts are expected to become effective in November 2011, and the remaining two in January 2012. All four contracts are subject to financing approvals.

The vessels will be of Rolls Royce’s UT 717 CD design. The overall length of each vessel will be 84.3 meters with a beam of 17 meters, and the deadweight will be approximately 3800 DWT.

Deliveries are scheduled from STX OSV Brevik in Norway in the third and fourth quarter 2013 respectively for the first two vessels, and in the first quarter 2014 for the other two vessels. The hulls of the vessels will be delivered from STX OSV Braila in Romania.

The Island Offshore Group is a leading provider of services to the offshore industry managing a fleet of 20 high quality vessels with an average age of less than four years, currently operating in Brazil, Mexico, USA and in the North Sea. STX OSV has delivered more than 25 vessels to Island Offshore over the past ten years, and already has four vessels under construction for this long-standing client prior to securing the new contracts.

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Norway: Bourbon Offshore Takes Delivery of Ulstein PX105 Design PSV

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Bourbon Front, the first of four platform supply vessels of the PX105 design from ULSTEIN built at Zhejiang Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., was delivered to Bourbon Offshore Norway at 6 September 2011.

The vessel features an overall length of 88.80m, breadth of 19.00m, DWT of 4250T, and maximum speed of 15.5 knots. Bourbon Front is designed with a hotel complement with permanent capacity for 25 persons.

The hull with ULSTEIN X-BOW® combined with diesel-electric propulsion systems ensure outstanding performances with regards to fuel consumption, sea-keeping, station-keeping, speed and cargo capacity.

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The cargo system ensures safe and efficient loading and discharging of the vessels. The Multi Application Cargo Solution (MACS) and product tank configurations give a major increase and flexibility in cargo capacity.

The vessel is equipped, built and certified according to IMO Class II for Dynamic Positioning.

ULSTEIN PX105 is designed to minimize the environmental impact and built according to Det Norske Veritas CLEAN DESIGN class notation. Catalytic reactors for minimum NOX emissions are installed. The vessel has a Green Passport complying with IMO ship recycling recommendations.

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