Davie secures MoU to build two well intervention vesselsYard News // October 19, 2007
Davie Yards in Canada has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an unspecified Norwegian customer for construction of two 130m Well Intervention Vessels.
The total contract price for the two ships is estimated to be approximately C$380 million, subject to final contract negotiations.
The vessels are to be delivered in the second quarter of 2010 and second quarter of 2011.
Said the yard: "The Well intervention Vessels represent a natural progress from Davie's current order book of three offshore construction vessels and two offshore accommodation vessels, and strengthens Davie’s position as a shipbuilder of advanced offshore vessels."
The MoU will become effective subject to the customer securing satisfactory financing for the two vessels.
If the MoU becomes effective Davie Yards will have an orderbook of approximately US$1 billion for seven ships. In addition the current customers have options to order an additional six ships at a total estimated purchase price in the range of US$800 million.