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    Oceanteam confirms order for newbuild

    Vessel & ROV News // June 5, 2006

    Oceanteam has confirmed that it has ordered a second multipurpose vessel from Metalships & Dock in Vigo in Spain.

    The new vessel, Northocean 102, is due to be delivered in the first quarter of 2008.

    Oceanteam also has an option for another vessel of the same type which has to be declared by the end of of 2006. If confirmed, this vessel will be delivered in the third quarter of 2008.

    Earlier this year, Oceanteam placed a contract with Metalships & Dock, which is a subsidiary of Rodman Polyships Group, for a sophisticated construction vessel, Northocean 101.

    This 120m vessel will be capable of subsea construction, laying umbilicals, maintenance work on subsea infrastructure, and of general support duties, and will have a beam of 27m and be of diesel electric design with a total of 10,000kW.

    The vessel will have a pair of 3,500kW CRP azimuthing thrusters, and will bear class notation including DNV +1 A1, EO, Hldk, dk(+), DP 11 , COMF and will have accommodation on board for 120.

    This is the second contract Metalships has secured from this owner, having delivered the offshore vessel Arbol Grande, which is currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico, in May 2003.





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