Norwegian Prime Minister attends Turkish vessel launchYard News // January 16, 2012
The Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, was one of the guests attending the launch of the hull of a new offshore vessel hull in Turkey on January 10th.
The hull has been produced by Bogazici Tersanas Shipyard outside Istanbul. After towing the hull from Istanbul to Norway, an operation lasting for about three weeks, the hull will be outfitted and commissioned at Bergen Group Fosen and then delivered to the owner; Volstad Maritime AS in Ålesund.
The hull is for a large, advanced offshore construction vessel with a length of 125m and breadth of 25m.
The ship is being built according to the requirements for Clean Design, DP3 and an Ice class ICE-1A. It was designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund and has type designation ST-259 CD.
Bergen Group Fosen was awarded the contract with Volstad Maritime AS in December 2010.
“The company is a demanding customer actively aiming for use of new technology to ensure a modern, functional, environmentally friendly and future oriented ship. This suits us and our skills very well. We have a highly experienced organization on that to build advanced and high-tech vessel”, said CEO Arnar Utseth at Bergen Group Fosen.
During the launching ceremony, Mr Stoltenberg said it was no coincidence that the launch was part of his visit to Turkey.
“Norway and Turkey have a long tradition of business cooperation in the maritime sector. Tersanas yard alone now has a total of eight hulls," said the Prime Minister.