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Ulstein to build its largest offshore construction vessel

25th November 2013

Ulstein wins its largest shipbuilding contract ever with order for new ULSTEIN SX165 OCV

Ulstein to build its largest offshore construction vessel
The SX165 design vessel is 28 metres wide and 145.7 metres long and is equipped with two cranes

Ulstein Verft, the Norwegian-based shipbuilder, on Monday announced it has been contracted by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore to build its largest vessel to date, a new offshore construction vessel (OCV) of the ULSTEIN SX165 design.

 

 

“We are very pleased to develop the next generation of offshore vessels together with Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore,” said CEO Gunvor Ulstein, Ulstein Group.

 

“This is a demanding and challenging construction project, which suits us in every respect,” added Kristian Sætre, managing director, Ulstein Verft.

 

The vessel will be built at the company’s shipyard in Norway and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2015.

 

The SX165 design vessel is 28 metres wide and 145.7 metres long and is equipped with two cranes with 400 tons and 140 tons lifting capacity, respectively. The vessel also includes a large moon pool and two smaller moon pools with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) installed in a centrally located hangar. The vessel has a total of three separate engine rooms to provide maximum operational capacity and reliability.

 

 

The work is part of an order for two ULSTEIN SX165 OCVs from  Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through the company Island Ventures II LLC.  One vessel will be built by Ulstein Verft at its shipyard in Norway and the other by Edison Chouest Offsore at its yard in the US, marking the first ULSTEIN-designed vessel to be constructed in the country.