STX Europe to build new environmentally friendly designYard News // October 8, 2009
Deep Sea Supply in Brazil has ordered this innovative PSV 09 CD.
STX Europe has been awarded a contract by Deep Sea Supply for the design and construction of a PSV 09 CD design which is optimized for environmentally friendly operation in all weather conditions.
The vessels is designed by STX Europe in Ålesund, Norway, and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2012, being built at STX Europe in Brazil.
The contract was signed by Deep Sea Supply Navegação Maritima Ltda in Brazil, a subsidiary of Deep Sea Supply in Arendal, Norway.
Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said: "STX Europe has been through an extensive R&D programme over the last two years. We presented the new ship design to the market this spring, and have received very good response from our customers. We are proud to be given the opportunity to design and build this innovative platform supply vessel to a new customer, and look forward to cooperating with Deep Sea Supply."
The vessel is designed for good seakeeping performance, low fuel consumption and environmental friendly operations. The patent pending hull design is optimized for what STX Europe describes as 'eco-drive' in all weather conditions, and designed with a focus on reduced resistance in various conditions. A high standard of accommodation is planned for 26 persons.
The vessel also incorporates tailormade features in terms of range, speed, capacity and cargo flexibility to attend the challenging requirements of exploration and production support operations in the newly discovered Brazilian 'pre-salt' oil fields.
The new design has a length overall of 87.9m, breadth of 19.0m, draft of 8.0m and deadweight of 4,.700 tonnes.