Vik-Sandvik confirms details fo accommodation shipsVessel & ROV News // August 1, 2007
Norwegian naval architects Vik-Sandvik have confirmed that Davie Québec in Canada has secured a new contract from Cyprus-based company Ocean Hotels Ltd for construction of two multi-purpose accommodation vessels, valued at US$225 million. The new contract will allow the shipyard to employ numerous additional workers, and construction is expected to begin in 2008, with delivery of the first vessel in the third quarter of 2009.
The two vessels, of Vik Sandvik 4004 design, will be used to provide accommodation, construction support and other services to the offshore industry.
Measuring 100m by 30m, each vessel has space for 400 passengers and more than 30 crew, a 150 ton crane and generates 4,000kW of power.
With these two additional contracts, Davie Québec now has firm orders for five vessels on its books worth a total of over US$635 million, only eight months after the shipyard was acquired by Norwegian investors.