Normand Ranger delivered by Ulstein VerftVessel & ROV News // May 7, 2010
Normand Ranger was transferred from Karmsund to Ulstein Verft.
Ulstein Group in Norway has confirmed that it has delivered Normand Ranger to Solstad Offshore.
"Completion of the anchor handling vessel has been a challenging task but the shipyard delivered the project to the agreed terms within time," said Ulstein Group.
Ulstein Verft won the contract with GIEK and Sparebank 1 SR-Bank for completion of the anchor handling vessel last spring. The ship came to Ulstein Verft from the bankrupt shipyard Karmsund Maritime Service in August 2009.
We are very satisfied with the completion of Normand Ranger. The project has fulfilled our expectations," said Solstad Offshore's Lars Peder Solstad.
Normand Ranger is a VS 490 AHTS and is 91m long with a breadth of 22m and has deadweight of about 4,500 tonnes.
Normand Ranger is ready for the spot market in the North Sea, and we are pleased to see that this market is slightly recovering, said Mr Solstad.
The vessel has a bollard pull of 287 tonnes and is equipped with a Triplex Multi Deck Handler (MDH) and Odim Anchor Recovery Frame (ARF) for safe anchor handling operations.