Viking Poseidon launchedVessel & ROV News // September 25, 2008
Viking Poseidon is due for delivery in December 2008.
The offshore construction vessel Viking Poseidon, built by Ulstein Verft for Eidesvik Offshore, was launched on September 21st.
The huge vessel - some 130m long with a breadth of 25m - is due for delivery in December, said Ulstein Verft's managing director Karsten Sævik.
Viking Poseidon was the first ship Eidesvik has ordered from the Ulstein Group, but the shipowner has since also ordered two seismic vessels of the ULSTEIN SX120 design from Ulstein with delivery in 2010.
Viking Poseidon is an ULSTEIN SX121 with the now well-known ULSTEIN X-BOW. She will be fitted out for 105 people and equipped with a 250 tonne offshore crane, ROV garage and a helideck. The vessel will have diesel electric propulsion.
Eidesvik has a long-term contract with Veolia ES Special Services in USA. The company will charter the vessel for eight years with options after delivery.