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    Island Offshore to take delivery of sophisticated newbuild

    Vessel & ROV News // November 7, 2003
    Island Offshore in Norway is about to take delivery of a highly sophisticated design, the UT737L, to be called Island Frontier, from Aker Soviknes yard.

    When the vessel is delivered it will be utilised for a variety of offshore support tasks including subsea installation; well intervention; ROVoperations; diving support and supply work.

    Island Offshore says the UT737L is the first design to be built to the DNV rules for 'ship-shaped well intervention units' for worldwide service and also meets NMD requirements for Mobile Offshore Units.

    As Seabrokers reported in its latest monthly newsletter, the ship has beendesigned from the outset as a DP3 class vessel and has two moon pools, a hull of 106m long overall and a beam of 21m.

    Two electric azimuth thrusters are used for main propulsion, supplemented by 883kW Ulstein Aquamaster swing up azimuth thrusters fore and aft and two super silent tunnel bow thrusters.

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