STX to build PSV for Norwegian owner

13 May 2010
Computer generated image of the PSV ordered by Simon Møkster

Computer generated image of the PSV ordered by Simon Møkster

STX Europe has entered into a new contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the building of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) of the PSV 09L CD design scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012.

Roy Reite, president of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, says: “I am very pleased that Simon Møkster Rederi again has placed a new building contract with STX Europe. With this contract, we have two PSVs under construction for delivery in 2011 and 2012 to Simon Møkster Rederi.” 

The new 4,900 dwt vessel is arranged for regular platform supply duties. In addition it will be arranged for winterized operations with de-icing system and ice class, and also for rescue- and oil recovery operations. Some of the vessels features will be:

Oil Recovery in accordance with DNV and latest NOFO 2009 guidelines

Emergency towing arrangements

Rescue of 300 persons in accordance with Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD)

Prepared for working in winterized areas

Dynpos AUTR, dynamic positioning


The vessel is in particular designed for environmental friendly operations with focus on low fuel consumption, and in accordance with Clean Design requirements. Catalytic reactor exhaust system will be installed for reduced emissions to air. With its 94.5m new highly optimized hull form and fore-ship together with the specified propulsion configuration, the vessel will have particularly good sea-keeping abilities, a fuel efficient transit mode and a good station keeping performance.
 
The hull will be built at STX Europe in Romania, and outfitted at the STX Europe's yard Søviknes.

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