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    First two X BOW seismic vessels at work in Gulf of Mexico

    Vessel & ROV News // September 29, 2009

    Ulstein Group in Norway reports that the first two seismic vessels with the ULSTEIN X-BOW, WG Columbus and WG Magellan, are now working together in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessels are of the ULSTEIN SX124 design.

    WG Columbus, hull number 1657, was delivered in March, while WG Magellan, hull number 1658, was delivered 29 July. Both vessels were built at Barreras in Vigo, Spain. Due to strikes in the Vigo area earlier this year, WG Magellan was completed at Viana do Castelo, Portugal.

    WesternGeco has four ULSTEIN SX124 vessels under construction, two at Barreras and two at Drydocks World, Dubai. These vessels are planned for delivery in 2009 and the first half of 2010. 

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