Chinese yard to build 12 examples of Ulstein designVessel & ROV News // September 21, 2012
Sinopacific’s Zhejiang shipyard in Ningbo, China, has entered into a contract with ULSTEIN for the delivery of 12 design packages for PX105 PSVs for Seatankers Group.
“Seatankers Group is a new customer for ULSTEIN”, said Sigurd Viseth, Managing Director at Ulstein Design and Solutions. "We are very happy that the company has chosen our designs. We strongly believe that they will find these to be cost-effective and excellent vessels”.
“In total since 2007, Sinopacific has entered into contracts involving as many as 22 vessels incorporating ULSTEIN’s designs. For most of the projects at the yard, all parties have benefited greatly from construction supervision carried out by ULSTEIN," he explained.
"A dedicated project team has been on site and has supervised the entire process, which has ensured that construction work went smoothly. We believe that Seatankers Group will also appreciate the benefits of our having close links with the construction yard for their 12 new vessels ordered at Sinopacific”, said Mr Viseth.
The contract incorporates a comprehensive equipment package including design, engineering and equipment supplied by ULSTEIN.
The vessels are 88.9m long and 19m in the beam. They are equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system and a comprehensive electrical package delivered by Ulstein Power & Control.
They are fitted with Azipull 100 propellers, and will be able to reach speeds of 15.5 knots. The loading deck area is in excess of 1,000 m2 and the vessels each have a dead weight of 4,700 tonnes.
They comply with the DNV requirements of the Clean and Clean Design standards.
Including the new contracts, ULSTEIN has sold a total of 26 vessels of the PX105 design, incorporating the X-BOW hull line design, and says it has received excellent feedback from crew working on this type of vessel.