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    Normand Installer due for delivery

    Vessel & ROV News // February 13, 2006

    Ulstein Verft shipyard in Norway says it will delivery a powerful new offshore construction vessel, Normand Installer, later this month.

    Normand Installer is due for delivery to Advanced Deep Sea Installation (ADSI) on February 24th. With a length of 123.7m and a beam of 28m, the vessel will is one of the largest newbuildings that Ulstein Veft has undertaken.

    “Building Normand Installer confirms that Ulstein Verft is in the front rank when it comes to constructing vessels to undertake demanding marine operations. This project raises the standard of what is termed an advanced offshore construction vessel” said Tore Ulstein, Managing Director of Ulstein Verft.

    “It has been a demanding project, and people have worked well in excess of what can be expected to complete the ship. All credit is due to both our employees and the partners who have worked with us for the efforts they have made.”

    ADSI is a joint venture between the shipowner Solstad Shipping AS in Skudeneshaven and Monaco-based Single Buoy Mooring Ltd (SBM), the latter being a specialist in offshore loading systems and floating production units.

    Normand Installer will also be the biggest vessel in the Solstad fleet, and is a multi-functional anchor-handling and offshore construction vessel with two working decks and a large load capacity.

    Vik-Sandvik designed the vessel which has the largest anchor-handling winch ever supplied by Rolls-Royce, a moonpool, A-frame, helicopter deck and a 250 tonne offshore crane. 


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