Steel cutting for Fairstar's Forte startedVessel & ROV News // October 4, 2010
Fairstar Heavy Transport NV has announced that steel-cutting for the 50,000 dwt semi-submersible heavy transport ship Forte commenced on September 28, 2010.
Willem Out, Fairstar's Managing Director, attended the ceremony along with representatives of DNV, Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) and China Shipbuilding Trading Company (CSTC).
Mr Out commented: “We have achieved our first milestone on schedule. Fairstar believes our partnership with GSI will reward our shareholders with a vessel that will enter service in 2012 on time and on budget."
"Our partners at Chevron Australia Pty Ltd and Kellogg Joint Venture - Gorgon will be monitoring our progress carefully. Shipbuilding is a complex and challenging undertaking. We are confident that GSI is fully committed to make this project a success.”