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    Six ship design contracts for Ulstein in Brazil

    Vessel & ROV News // December 14, 2009

    Ulstein Groups PX106 design for CBO.

    Ulstein Design has signed six ship design contracts with Brazilian shipowners CBO and DSND Consub totalling over NKr 400 million. The contracts are for design, engineering, main equipment and buildi follow-up, and cover three different types of vessels.

    DSND Consub has ordered two oil spill recovery vessels (OSRV) of the ULSTEIN P801 design with a conventional bow, whilst CBO has ordered two large and two small PSVs (ULSTEIN PX105 and ULSTEIN PX106 types, respectively) with the ULSTEIN X-BOW.

    “These contracts are of great importance for the Ulstein Group. There is major investment activity on the Brazilian continental shelf and wide-reaching plans for the area. It is imperative to position ourselves in this market,” said Ulstein Group's Deputy CEO Tore Ulstein.

    “DSND Consub is a new customer for us, and we are happy that CBO has chosen Ulstein Design again for its fleet. The contracts are extensive and involve many of our employees. To illustrate, the contracts call for 35 engineering employees alone,” he saod.

    All of the vessels are on eight-year contracts, with options for extension, with Brazilian state oil company Petrobras. The DSND Consub ships are being developed specifically for these assignments. The four CBO vessels will be the first with the ULSTEIN X-BOW to be constructed and stationed in Brazil.

    Both shipowners will be utilising Brazilian shipyards, with CBO’s four ships to be constructed at the Alianca yard, and DSND Consub’s two vessels at the ETP yard.


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