Ulstein said Thursday that it has entered into a contract with China’s Sinopacific’s Zhejiang yard for the delivery of twelve design packages for a series of platform supply vessel’s being built for Seatankers Group featuring the renowned X-BOW® hull design.
“Seatankers Group is a new customer for ULSTEIN”, says Managing Director Sigurd Viseth at Ulstein Design and Solutions AS, “and we are very happy that the company chooses our designs. We strongly believe that they will find these to be cost-effective and excellent vessels”.
The PSV’s will be of ULSTEIN’s North Sea-proven PX105 design. The vessels will measure 88.9 meters long by 19 meters wide and come equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system and a comprehensive electrical package delivered by Ulstein Power & Control. They are fitted with Azipull 100 propellers, and will be able to reach speeds of 15.5 knots. The loading deck area is in excess of 1,000 m2 and the vessels each have a dead weight of 4,700 tonnes. They comply with the DNV requirements of the Clean and Clean Design standards.
“In total since 2007, Sinopacific has now entered into contracts involving as many as 22 vessels incorporating ULSTEIN’s designs,” says Viseth. 62 vessels with the X-BOW design have been sold since its launch in 2005.