|Major subsea contract to Ulstein|
|Tuesday, 05 June 2012 10:32|
On 1 June, Ulstein signed a contract for the delivery of a high capacity subsea construction vessel of the SX121 design to GC Rieber Shipping, with an option for a second vessel. The newbuilding will be delivered in the first quarter of 2014 and has a value of approximately NOK800 million.
“GC Rieber Shipping is a solid and experienced shipowner, and we are pleased that they have chosen Ulstein for this project. Subsea is one of our focus areas, and we will deliver a state-of-the-art offshore construction vessel (OCV) that will serve the shipowner well in the years to come,” states Gunvor Ulstein, CEO in Ulstein Group.
The ship of SX121 design from Ulstein is equipped with a dynamic positioning system of the highest class (DP3).
The subsea construction vessel is 130 metres long with 25 metres across her beam and a top speed of 14.5 knots. She will be equipped with a large active heave compensated offshore crane with 250 ton capacity at 14 metres outreach and with the winch placed below deck. The crane will mainly be used for lifting and lowering heavy equipment from and to the sea bottom.
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