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    More details on George Craig newbuild

    Vessel & ROV News // September 21, 2001
    Aberdeen-based George Craig Group has revealed more details of its second major investment in recent months which takes the form of a new UT755-L multi-role ROV and platform supply vessel.

    The contract to build the vessel was placed with Aker Brattvaag's Soviknes yard in Norway.

    Intended for use both in the home and international marketplaces, the new 72m x 16m vessel will also be suitable for the cable and trenching markets.

    Featuring two Bergen KRMB9 engines which produce a total of 5,460bhp, it will be classed by DNV.

    Fitted with a moonpool, extensive on and offline rooms, removable bulwark sections on both port and starboard, the vessel will also have 680 square metres of deck space and accommodation for 38 sea-going personnel.

    Although intended for the ROV survey and light construction markets, the ship has full underdecks, which will make it a very capable platform supply vessel.

    Douglas Craig, Managing Director of the George Craig Group, said: "We aredelighted to be able to announce this second significant new contract so soon after making our first in July. It reinforces our firm commitment to extend our capability to provide multi-role vessels to the offshore oil and gas industry yet maintaining and developing our market prominence in the standby vessel sector".

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