STX Europe to supply new PSV designs for Sanko Line

Yard News - December 4, 2008

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STX Europe has signed contracts for the delivery of designs and ship equipment for four examples of its PSV 09 CD design. The total value of the four contracts amounts to approximately NKr 400 million.

The vessels will be built by Japanese shipbuilding group Universal Shipbuilding Corporation (formerly NKK Corporation and Hitachi Zosen Corporation) for delivery to Japanese shipowner Sanko Steamship Company (Sanko Line) between 2010 and 2012.

"With these new contracts we have established a very good relationship to two of the largest and most important Japanese shipowners", said Roy Reite, President for STX Europe's business area Offshore & Specialized Vessels.
The vessels, which will have a deadweight capacity of 4,800dwt and a length of 86.6m, are designed by STX Europe's design company in Ålesund where the PSV 09 is one of the most popular designs.

Two ships have already been delivered of this type and, including the four new contracts in Japan, there are a total of 13 vessels delivered or in order.

The PSV 09 CD is a diesel-electrical driven vessel known for its large and competitive cargo-capacity, excellent manoeuvring- and seakeeping performance and low bunker consumption. The design has an environmental profile and comes with high comfort level for the crew.
STX Europe said its newly opened office in Singapore played an important role securing the contract.

STX Norway Offshore Design (former Aker Yards Project) has now delivered designs for more than 60 vessels, of which 11 are already delivered and 50 are under construction or on order.

Approximately 20 per cent of the vessels designed by STX Europe are to be built by external yards.

STX Europe already has a contract with another Japanese ship-owner, K-Line, for delivery of four vessels of PSV 06 CD design and two ultra-large anchor handling tug supply vessels of type AH 12.


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