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CBO choses Ulstein design package for new PSV for use offshore Brazil

13th February 2015

The Brazilian ship owner CBO has ordered a design and equipment package for a platform supply vessel (PSV) of the PX105 type from Ulstein

The Brazilian ship owner CBO has ordered a design and equipment package for a platform supply vessel (PSV) of the PX105 type from Ulstein
CBO’s new PSV of the PX105 design from Ulstein

The contract also includes an option for two more vessels. This will become the 11th Ulstein design in their fleet, of which nine are with the Ulstein X-Bow design.

The new vessel will be built at Aliança shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Due to the excellent performance demonstrated by our PX105 and PX106 vessels, we decided to build another Ulstein PX105 at the Estaleiro Aliança. We are sure that the good cooperation between our companies will continue also in the future,” said Alfredo Naslausky, CBO director.

The contract includes design and an extended main equipment package. The vessel is designed to comply with the Brazilian state oil company Petrobras 4500 tender, and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2016.

The PX105 design is a large PSV with accommodation for 23 people. The vessel will be 88.9 metres long and 19 metres wide, and has a cargo deck area of approx. 940 m2. These vessels have a high operational window and can take on complex assignments far from shore. They come with the X-Bow hull line design feature, in which slamming from waves is eliminated. The vessels are cost-effective and fuel-saving, and the crews get more efficient rest, which also increases safety.

With the current trend of oil and gas production taking place ever further from land, the demand for large PSVs is increasing. Now counting 29 contracted designs, the PX105 design has become one of the leading designs from Ulstein since introduced to the market. The size and versatility of these vessels make them suitable for many markets and operations.

“It is a great pleasure when our customers return to Ulstein for more of our designs and services. The ship owner, CBO, is a good customer for us, and when they choose to build our PSV designs it is a confirmation that they are satisfied with the performance and capacities of their existing Ulstein vessels,” said Kim Lillebø, sales manager for Brazil, Ulstein Design and Solutions. 

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