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    Another newbuild for Toisa

    Vessel & ROV News // June 15, 2001
    Toisa Limited named Toisa Conqueror, its third multi-purpose offshore support vessel to be built by Appledore Shipbuilders at a ceremony at the shipyard in early June.

    Ms Dominique Callimanopulos named the ship, which was due to be delivered by the end of June. On delivery Toisa Conqueror will commence a two-year charter with Global Marine Systems supporting the installation of sub-sea fibre optic telecommunications systems.

    During the ceremony, Toisa confirmed another order, with Appledore Shipbuilders, for further new buildings.

    The order is for an offshore support vessel of a new design developed by Sealion Shipping, Toisa's ship management company based in Farnham, England.

    Designated by Sealion as the Global 1000 project, the ship is a large platform supply vessel designed to work in most parts of the world including those having shallow draft restrictions.

    Incorporating a clear work deck area of 1,000 square metres, the ship will be about 83.0m overall with a beam of about 19m, design depth of 7.10m, and clear deck of 61.50m x 16.30m.

    Propulsion is to be provided by a three-generator diesel electric plant, two fixed pitch variable speed azimuth propellers and two bow thrust units. The system is designed to maximise fuel economy and to meet the latest environmental requirements concerning noxious emissions. The ship will have a dynamic positioning system and is to be classed with Lloyds Register of Shipping.

    Underdeck tankage is provided for dry bulk products, cargo fuel and water, oil based mud, brine, base oil and methanol.

    Commenting on the order, David Jamieson, Managing Director of Sealion said, "We are pleased to have placed this further order with Appledore Shipbuilders following the many months of work involved in developing this new ship".

    "We have attempted to satisfy two requirements, first to design a large offshore support vessel suitable for operations in regions as diverse as the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa and Asia".

    "Secondly we wanted to achieve a basic design that may, in future, be adapted for a number of different applications such as well testing, well stimulation and sub-sea engineering activities. We are confident that this highly adaptable design will be ofinterest to a wide range of clients in the offshore industry".

    Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled to take place during the final quarter, 2002.

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