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    Ulstein Verft to built P101 for Island Offshore

    Yard News // February 18, 2005
    Ulstein Verft AS has signed a contract with Island Offshore XI KS to build a large ULSTEIN P101multifunctional platform supply vessel.The vessel is to be named the Island Pioneer upon delivery, which is currently scheduled for the March 2006.The vessel is 95m long and 20.5m wide, and can accommodate 87 people in single and double cabins.It will come equipped with a moonpool, mezzanine deck, helicopter deck and DP2 classification. The vessel will also be prepared for a 130 tonne crane and ROV hangar.It will have the same hull shape as the Normand Mermaid, an ULSTEIN P103, which isproving very successful in the North Sea.The vessel will also be diesel electric and thus be economical to operate.Steel cutting for the vessel will commence in March at Maritim Ltd in Poland, which is building the hull, while the superstructure is being built in Ulstein Verft's division in Vanylven.

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