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    STX Europe to build LNG powered PSV for Solstad

    Yard News // June 7, 2010

    Solstad's PSV12 LNG will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2011.

    STX Europe has been awarded a contract by Solstad Rederi AS in Norwaty to build a LNG powered PSV. The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 12 LNG design and is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2011. The value of the contract is approximately NKr 450 million.

    Roy  Reite,  President  of  STX  Europe's  Offshore  &  Specialized  Vessels  business area,  said: "Today's order confirms our strong position in design and building of environmentally friendly vessels. We have a strong focus on environmental concerns throughout a vessel's value chain - from design and construction through the ship's operating life. LNG is a technology in which we already have a strong track record, and we look forward to developing the new vessel together with Solstad."

    The vessel is designed with focus on low fuel consumption, and with a focus on DNV's Clean Design requirements. The PSV will be able to run on LNG, biofuel and marine diesel oil.

    STX Europe's gas tank solution is unique, the company claims, and the LNG tank does not reduce the cargo capacity on board; rather the new design has a higher cargo capacity than other vessels of the same size. The vessel is further arranged for rescue operations, recovery of personnel and oil recovery operations.

    The PSVhas been designed by STX Europe's design office in Ålesund, Norway. The hull will be built at STX Europe in Tulcea, Romania, and outfitted at the STX Europe's Langsten shipyard in Norway.
    The new vessel will be 94.3m overal with a breadth of approximately 20.0m, a depth to the main deck of approximately 8.3m, and deadweight at maximum draught of approximately 5,000 tonnes.


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