STX books AHTS order

12 Aug 2010
Artist impression of the STX design AH 11 ordered by DOF

Artist impression of the STX design AH 11 ordered by DOF

DOF ASA in Norway has placed a contract with STX Brazil Offshore for the building of two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels for its Brazilian subsidiary Norskan Offshore.

They are scheduled for delivery from the Niteroi shipyard in 2012 and 2013 and are the first examples of the new AH 11 design from STX Norway Offshore Design in Ålesund, designed with the focus on deep water operations. They will have a length overall of about 93m and a moulded breadth of about 22m.

Norskan Offshore has been awarded four eight-year contracts with Petrobras for large AHTS vessels. Two of the charter contracts are for vessels under construction of AH 12 design, and two of the contracts are based on the new AH 11 design.

STX Norway Offshore President Roy Reite said: “Since we established our operation in Brazil, we have built and signed contracts for more than 40 vessels dedicated for the Brazilian market.”

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