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    Normand Aurora delivered by Merwede

    Vessel & ROV News // September 19, 2005

    Merwede shipyard in the Netherlands has delivered the P105 PSV Normand Aurora, the vessel being the first Ulstein Design design vessel built by a yard outside the Ulstein group.

    "It has been both exciting and a challenge being Ulstein Design's project manager,” says Rolf Olsen Husø. “As Ulstein Design’s first external project, it has been an especially important project. The progress shows that we are capable of carrying out such external projects well. The project has been a success and was well executed, and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the project for the job they have done.”

    Construction of Normand Aurora started in August 2004 on behalf of Norwegian owner Solstad.

    “The vessel was delivered on time and we were very pleased with the pace of progress at Merwede Shipyard,” said Solstad’s project manager, Odd Nordam. “Ulstein Design supplied the design and equipment package, and there has been a good dialogue throughout the project between Solstad, Ulstein Design and the shipyard.”

    The vessel will be trading on the spot market in the North Sea and will operate out of Solstad’s base in Skudeneshavn, Norway.

    The P105 design is a medium sized multifunction platform supply vessel with a length of 86m and a beam of 19m. Normand Aurora can carry a deck load of 2,725 tonnes, and is the latest of a total of four vessels of this type to have been built to date.


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