Vard confirms deal with Simon MøksterYard News // May 16, 2013
Vard Holdings Limited in Norway has confirmed that it has entered into a contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the design and construction of a PSV 06 LNG design, which is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2015 from Vard Aukra in Norway. The hull will be delivered from VARD in Romania.
The PSV 06 LNG is a new design developed by Vard Design. The vessel will be a Clean Design environmentally friendly dual-fuel LNG/diesel-electric ship with a focus on low fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
The vessel will be approximately 94m long with a breadth of 20m and is designed to meet the requirements for support to the Goliat oil and gas field in the Barents Sea.
Simon Møkster Shipping has been awarded a charter contract by oil major Eni Norge for the operation of the vessel. In addition to regular PSV duties, the vessel is equipped for emergency operations such as rescue, emergency towing, firefighting and oil recovery.
At the stern of the vessel, a hangar will be fitted to accommodate an emergency towing winch, NOFO oil recovery equipment and a slipway for launch and recovery of rescue craft.