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    Number of newbuildings continues to swell

    News // September 27, 2002
    Seabrokers reports that the newbuilding market for offshore related tonnage had continued to grow to a total of 105 units under construction worldwide as of the end of August.

    Of interest to North Sea operators was the announcement of another DOF MT6000 newbuilding at Fitjar. This vessel will service their five year Kerr McGee contract and cost NOK 190m.

    Other recent newbuilding announcements include: Gulfmark switched a previously placed UT755 (PSV) to UT719 Mk II (AHTS) at the Estaleiro yard in Brazil to honour a new Enterprise five year deal; Sealion placed an order for two DP II PSVs with 60 man accommodation and a LOA of 80m from the Wuhu Yard in China; Trico placed an order for a UT722L at the Eisa yard in Brazil for US$36m; Pacific Richfield Marine placed an order at a local yard in Singapore for an AHTS delivering in quarter 4 2003.

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