Solstad orders LNG powered PSV

08 Jun 2010
Artist impression of the LNG-powered PSV ordered by Solstad

Artist impression of the LNG-powered PSV ordered by Solstad

STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Solstad Rederi AS to build an innovative LNG-powered platform supply vessel (PSV) at a cost of approximately NOK 450 million ($67 million).

The 5,000 dwt newbuilding is designed with focus on low fuel consumption, and precautions in accordance with DNV’s Clean Design requirements are incorporated in the design.

The vessel will be able to run on LNG, biofuel and ordinary marine diesel oil. The shipbuilder claims its gas tank solution is unique since the LNG tank does not reduce the cargo capacity on board; rather the new design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size.

The vessel is further arranged for rescue operations, recovery of personnel and oil recovery operations. Designed by STX Europe’s design office in Ålesund, Norway, the 94.3m long, 20m wide hull will be built at STX Europe in Tulcea, Romania, and outfitted at the STX Europe yard Langsten in Norway.

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