STX Europe to build PSV for Simon Møkster Rederi ASYard News // February 16, 2010
STX Europe has signed a contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the construction of a STX Europe PSV 09 CD design with what the company called "new environmental friendly hull lines optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions." The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said: "We look forward to continuing the good cooperation with Simon Møkster Rederi. This is an important contract for the maritime industry in Norway, with a Norwegian ship owner, outfitting yard and substantial ship equipment from local suppliers."
The vessel is arranged for regular platform supply duties. In addition it will be arranged for rescue and oil recovery operations.
The vessel will have oil recovery features in accordance with DNV and the latest NOFO 2009 guidelines; an emergency towing winch arrangement and bollard pull of 65 tons; rescue facilities for 300 persons in accordance with Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD) regulations.
The vessel is also designed for environmentally friendly operations with a focus on low fuel consumption, and in accordance with Clean Design requirements.
Said the yard: "With its new highly optimized hullform and fore ship together with the specified propulsion configuration, the vessel will have particularly good seakeeping abilities, a fuel efficient transit mode and a good station-keeping performance."
The hull will be built at STX Europe in Romania, and outfitted at one of STX Europe's yards on the northwest coast of Norway.