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    More details on Waveney newbuilds

    Vessel & ROV News // January 4, 2002
    Brattvaag Skipsverft AS in Norway has provided more details about the contract it won recently from Waveney Shipping Ltd for the construction of a platform supply vessel. The contract is worth a total of around NOK 130 million.

    The yard notes that provide design services and equipment worth approximately NOK 30 million. The hull will be built in Romania and the completed vessel is scheduled for delivery in April 2003.

    The contract is for UT 755 L PSV developed by Rolls-Royce Marine.

    Aker Brattvaag group and the Brevik group have built 22 vessels of this type and have a further 16 vessels under construction and on order.

    The vessel will be an enlarged version of the well-known UT 755 design for satisfying the general demands of the offshore industry, such as transport of pipes, cement, different types of fluid and equipment and cargo to and from pipe-laying barges, drilling platforms and production platforms.

    Waveney Shipping Ltd manages and operates two UT 755 vessels already, and contracted its first UT 755 from the Aker Brattvaag Group. Søviknes Verft AS built this vessel in 1996.

    The new brokered by R S Platou in Norway and JB Offshore in the UK.

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