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    Solstad orders dive/construction service vessel

    Vessel & ROV News // December 20, 2007

    Solstad has ordered a ST 256 L CD from Bergen Yards.

    Solstad Offshore†has entered into a contract with Bergen Group for the construction of a large diving/offshore construction†service vessel (CSV) for delivery in September 2010. The value of the contract is approximately NKr 720 million.

    The vessel, of the Skipsteknisk ST 256 L CD desing, is designed for ROV and diving operations and will have a length of 120m and a beam of 23m. She will be equipped with a 200 ton offshore crane, DP3 and be prepared for the outfitting of ROV systems and a 24-man diving system, and have accommodation for a total of 120.

    The propulsion system is diesel electric, satisfying the most rigid environmental requirements.

    The vessel has been†designed by Skipsteknisk†to meet†'Clean Design' class, with a focus on low fuel consumption and environmentally friendly operations.

    The hull for the vessel will be built at a yard in Poland and outfitted at Bergen Groupís BMV in Bergen.

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