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    Keel laid for semi-submsersible heavy lifter Finesse

    Vessel & ROV News // September 27, 2011

    Fairstar Heavy Transport has announced that the keel for the 50,000 dwt semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Finesse has been laid at Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI).

    Willem Out, Fairstar's Chief Operating Officer, said: "With Forte now floating at the quayside, Finesse is now underway in the dry-dock. 240 blocks of the 272 total required for this design have been constructed and delivered to the shipyard.

    "GSI is already ahead of the scheduled time required to produce the same amount of blocks for the Forte.

    "We continue to be impressed with the quality of material, the professional organization and the close spirit of cooperation we experience every day with GSI.

    "We are mindful of the additional challenges now posed by having two ships under construction simultaneously.

    "However we are certain that GSI has the necessary resources to finish both on schedule. We look forward to inviting our shareholders to witness the floatation of the FINESSE out of the dock in 2012."

     

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