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    Aker Yards to build subsea IMR vessel for Østensjø Rederi

    Yard News // September 13, 2005

    Aker Yards has signed a contract yo build a subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel for Østensjø Rederi AS. The vessel will be delivered in the summer of 2007.
     
    The main duties for the new vessel will be inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR), including tasks suchn as ROV operations and light construction work. The vessel will be equipped with two hangars with a totally integrated module handling tower, skidding systems and launch and recovery systems for Work class ROVs. All the main operations will take place inside the closed hangars.
     
    Østensjø has secured a five-year contract with three one year options with DeepOcean AS and Statoil.

    The ST255 IMR vessel, designed by Skipsteknisk, will be 108.70m long with a breadth of 23m.

    The ST255 will be a diesel electric vessel with six generator sets, each appoximately 2,000kW. Accommodation will be providsed for 90.

     

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