STX Europe has entered into a new contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the building of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 09L CD design. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2012.
Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, says: "I am very pleased that Simon Møkster Rederi again has placed a new building contract with STX Europe. With this contract, we have two Platform Supply Vessels under construction for delivery in 2011 and 2012 to Simon Møkster Rederi."
The new vessel is arranged for regular platform supply duties. In addition it will be arranged for winterized operations with de-icing system and ice class, and also for rescue- and oil recovery operations. Some of the vessels features will be:
- Oil Recovery in accordance with DNV and latest NOFO 2009 guidelines
- Emergency towing arrangements.
- Rescue of 300 persons in accordance with Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD)
- Prepared for working in winterized areas.
- Dynpos AUTR, dynamic positioning
The vessel is in particular designed for environmental friendly operations with focus on low fuel consumption, and in accordance with Clean Design requirements. Catalytic reactor exhaust system will be installed for reduced emissions to air.
With its new highly optimized hull form and fore ship together with the specified propulsion configuration, the vessel will have particularly good sea-keeping 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 the STX Europe's yard Søviknes.
Length overall: approx. 93.5 m
Breath moulded: approx. 19.0 m
Depth main deck: approx. 8.0 m
Deadweight: approx 4900. tons
Cargo deck area: approx. 1055 m2
STX Europe has in the past delivered six vessels to Simon Møkster Shipping; two anchor handling tug supply vessels, three platform supply vessels, and one field support vessel. In addition one vessel was ordered earlier this year and is under construction.