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    Sealion orders again in China

    Vessel & ROV News // January 10, 2007

    Sealion Shipping Ltd has announced that, on behalf of Toisa Ltd, two new orders having been placed with Wuchang Shipyard in China.
    The first order placed is for the construction of three VS4616 design AHTS, whilst the second order is for two DP2 ROV improved support versions of the VS483 (Mk 3) design of large PSV.

    "The AHTS order demonstrates the clear intention of Toisa to increase its capability in this market and comes on top of the three VS4612 (D-Class) AHTS vessels that have already started to be delivered by the same yard. These new vessels will be operated world-wide and will help to meet the demand for higher horsepower AHTS vessels. The first vessel will deliver to Toisa in September 2010 with the following two vessels delivering at six month intervals thereafter," said the company in a statement.

    The PSV/ROV Support vessel order is in addition to the three VS483 (Mk 3) large PSVs already under construction at the same yard.

    These two new vessels will retain similar cargo capabilities to the current order but will in addition have DP Class 2 and additional accommodation for a total of 60 persons. The vessels will also be pre-prepared for the installation of a 50 tonne crane and a helideck.

    These features will allow the two vessels to operate in both the supply and ROV vessel markets.

    The first vessel will deliver to Toisa in August 2010 with the following vessel delivering six months later.

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