Farstad orders two anchor handlersVessel & ROV News // March 30, 2012
Farstad Shipping ASA has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Farstad Supply, reached an agreement with STX OSV AS to build two UT 731 CD anchor handlers. The contract has a value of approximately NKr 1.2 billion.
The vessels are designed by Rolls Royce Marine with a total length of 87.4m and breadth of 21.0m. Their bollard pull will be approximately 260 tonnes and installed power 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 as STX OSV Langsten delivered to Farstad in 2009-2010. A further two of this type are currently under construction at the same yard for delivery in 2013.
The hulls will be built in Romania and the outfitting yard will be STX OSV Langsten in Tomrefjord, Norway.
Delivery of the vessels will take place during the first quarter of 2014.