In their second contract announcement so far today, Norway-based STX OSV adds to their offshore vessel newbuild orderbook with a NOK 650 million contract for the design and construction of an Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (“OSCV”) for Norway-based offshore vessel owner, DOF ASA.
The vessel is of OSCV 11 design, developed by STX OSV in Ålesund, Norway. It will be designed with the new innovative moon pool concept from STX OSV.
STX OSV Design has together with Marintek and DOF Management just completed an extensive research program supported by the Norwegian Research Council, focusing on safe design and operation of moon pools. The results of the three years’ R&D program have been incorporated into the new moon pool design for the OSCV. Compared to vessels with conventional moon pool design, the vessel can operate in a wider range of weather conditions in a safer manner for the vessel’s crew and equipment.
The overall length of the vessel will be approximately 121 meters with a beam of 22 meters. It will be equipped with one 250 ton offshore crane and two ROV systems. The vessel will have accommodation for 100 persons.
Delivery is scheduled from STX OSV Søviknes in Norway in 2Q 2013. The hull of the vessel will be delivered from STX OSV Tulcea in Romania.
DOF was founded in 1981 and is today an international group of companies which owns and operates a modern fleet of offshore / subsea vessels. The DOF group’s diversified fleet consists of innovative vessels specialized for different operational purposes; Platform Supply Vessels (PSV), Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) and Construction Support /Subsea ROV Vessels (CSV).
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