Farstad orders more anchor handlersVessel & ROV News // June 23, 2011
Farstad Shipping has, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Farstad Supply, reached an agreement with STX OSV to build two Type UT 731 CD ancjor handlers. The contract has a value of approximately NKr 1.2 billion.
The vessels have a length of 87.4m and breadth of 21.0m. Bollard pull will be approximately 260 tonnes and installed power is approximately 24,000 bhp.
The vessels will be built according to DNV's strictest environmental class - Clean Design - and will be arranged for safe and efficient deepwater operations.
The newbuilds are of the same design four earlier vessels delivered to the company by s Langsten in 2009-2010.
The hulls will be built in Romania and outfitting yard will be STX OSV Langsten in Tomrefjord. Delivery of the vessels will be April and June 2013 respectively.
The newbuilds are part of Farstad's fleet renewal and focus on the segment for deepwater activities.
With this latest order Farstad will have eight vessels under construction at a contract value of NKr 3.2 billion.