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    Aker Yards to build new well intervention unit for Island Offshore

    Vessel & ROV News // July 15, 2008

    Island Offshore's UT 767 CDL is based on the design of Island Wellserver.

    Aker Yards has signed a contract with Island Offshore for the construction of a well intervention vessel.

    The vessel will be based on the same design as Island Wellserver, which was delivered by Aker Yards earlier this year.

    The vessel will be equipped for operations in the North Sea market especially, and world wide generally.

    The value of the contract is approximately NKr 1.2 billion including equipment supplied by the owner.

    The new well intervention unit is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2011.

    Although based on the design of Island Wellserver, the new vessel will have be upgraded somewhat, with increased length, engine capacity, thrusters and topside capacity.
    The well intervention unit will be of Rolls-Royce UT 767 CDL design, and will be built at Aker Yards in Norway. The vessel will be 130.30m overall with lenght (bp) of 116.90m and beam of 25.00m.


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