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    Island Offshore to take delivery of Wellserver

    Vessel & ROV News // April 11, 2008

    Island Offshore’s UT 767 newbuild Island Wellserver is due to enter service shortly, reports Seabrokers.

    The DP 3 well intervention vessel was built by Aker Yards Langstein and is due to begin work with StatoilHydro in July or August after testing.

    Said Seabrokers: "Island Offshore has advised that the contract for the vessel runs until 2011 with options to 2014 and that
    she will be working in parallel with Island Frontier, which has been on contract with StatoilHydro since 2006."

    Island Wellserver has been specifically designed and built to be able to carry out: well intervention services with the use of subsea lubricator; subsea construction and equipment installation; and ROV services.

    All of these activities will be used for maintenance and increasing production of existing subsea fields.

    To that end the vessel is equipped with, among other things,
    a helideck, 300 tons derrick capacity, a permanently installed ROV system, moonpool, accommodation for 95 persons, a 150 tons active heave compensated crane and has more than 1000m2 of deck area.


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