STX OSV announced on Friday that New Orleans-based offshore supply vessel operator Tidewater Inc. acquired contracts for three platform supply vessels which are currently under construction at STX OSV in Norway.
STX OSV had originally secured the contracts for the design and construction of three vessels for STX Pan Ocean Co. Ltd. in 2010, and Tidewater has now entered into an assignment agreement with STX Pan Ocean to take over these contracts. The first vessel in the series will be delivered to Tidewater during 1Q 2013. Deliveries of the next two vessels are scheduled for Q2 and Q3 2013.
Mr. Roy Reite, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of STX OSV, said, “STX OSV has in the past delivered ten offshore vessels to Tidewater. We are delighted to welcome Tidewater back to us as a client, and we look forward to cooperating with their team again.”
The vessels are of STX OSV PSV 09 design, developed by STX OSV Design in Ålesund, Norway. The hulls are built at STX OSV Tulcea in Romania. Two vessels will be delivered from STX OSV Søviknes, the third from STX OSV Aukra in Norway.
|Length overall:||87.9 m|
|Length between p.p.:||79.2 m|
|Breadth moulded:||19.0 m|
|Depth main deck:||8.0 m|
|Design draught midship:||5.9 m|
|Max. scantling draught midship:||6.6 m|