Farstad orders four new vesselsVessel & ROV News // November 17, 2010
Farstad has ordered four PSVs, including this UT754 WP.
Farstad Shipping has, through its wholly owned subsidiaries in Singapore, Scotland and Norway, reached an agreement with STX OSV to build four PSVs. The deal includes an option for construction of three additional vessels.
The newbuilds are part of Farstad's ongoing fleet renewal and represent an investment of approximately NKr 1.35 billion (excluding options). Delivery of the vessels will take place in 2012 and 2013.
The vessels ordered are of two different designs:
Three of the vessels will be of STX PSV 08 CD design, of which two will be built at STX's yard in Vietnam and one at STX in Tomrefjord (Langsten). These vessels are being built for Farstad Shipping's foreign subsidiaries. The PSV 08 CD is a newly developed, medium sized, diesel-electric PSV with deck area approximately 800m˛.
In addition, the company has also orders one large PSV (with a deck area of approximately 1,000m˛) of UT 754 WP design. This is a new PSV concept developed in close co-operation between Rolls Royce Marine and Farstad Shipping. Delivery and building of this vessel, which will have the new Rolls-Royce wave-piercing hullform, will be managed by STX Tomrefjord (Langsten).