oceana ulstein PX105 psv

Oceana to Build Ulstein PSVs at New Brazilian Shipyard

Rob Almeida
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October 17, 2013

oceana ulstein PX105 psv

Oceana Offshore, a Brazilian offshore logistics firm has chosen the PX105 design from Ulstein for two platform supply vessels which they plan to build at their new 310,000 m2 shipyard in Itajai, Brazil. The contract includes an option for two additional vessels of the same design.

Ulstein notes in an emailed statement that the two initial vessels are scheduled for delivery in April and May 2016, respectively.

“Our contract with Oceana includes designs and an extended main equipment package, as well as engineering and purchase support,” commented Ulstein’s Senior Business Advisor Erik Andreassen.

“We are grateful for the trust placed in us and look forward to entering this project together with a new and future-oriented partner. We wish to thank the teams from both sides that have been working hard together over a long period in order to finally enter into this agreement. We believe Oceana Offshore will be satisfied with their new vessels.”

These vessels will be the first vessels to be built at Oceana’s new shipyard and upon delivery, will work in support of Brazil’s offshore oil and gas industry.

About the PX105 design, via Ulstein

The PX105 design is a large platform supply vessel with accommodation for 23 people. The vessels will be 88.9 metre long and 19 metre wide. With a DWT of 4,700 tonnes they comply with Petrobras’ PSV 4500 tender.

These vessels have a high operational window and can take on complex assignments far from shore. They come with the X-BOW® hull line design feature, in which slamming and abrupt stops from waves are eliminated. The vessels are cost-effective and fuel-saving, and the crews get more efficient rest, which also increase safety.

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